HF1505z Theory and history of film music

Faculty of Music
Winter 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Ondřej Musil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ondřej Musil, Ph.D.
Composition and Multimedia Creation Department – Dean’s Office – Faculty of Music – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Supplier department: Composition and Multimedia Creation Department – Dean’s Office – Faculty of Music – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
  • Knowing the main milestones of the development of domestic and foreign film music.
  • Understanding the aspects and principles of creating film music.
  • Forming analytical skills for the evaluation of film music.
  • Knowing the specific terminology used in the field of film music.
  • Learning outcomes
    By completing this course, students will gain knowledge of the historical development of film music, its musical characteristics, functions within an audiovisual work, commonly used terminology and, last but not least, psychological, aesthetic, semantic and analytical overlaps. At the same time, the subject in some detail serves as an introduction to the specialized subjects of the Composition of Stage and Film Music study plan.
    • Introduction to audiovisual production
    • History of domestic and foreign film music
    • Genre and compositional specifics of film music
    • Creation of film music and its functions within an AV work
    • Film music semantics
    • Psychological and aesthetic aspects of film music
    • Analytical approaches to film music
      recommended literature
    • COOKE, Mervyn. Dějiny filmové hudby. Translated by David Petrů. 1. vyd. Praha: Casablanca, 2011. 567 s. ISBN 9788087292143.
    • MUSIL, Ondřej. Analytické přístupy k filmové hudbě na příkladu díla Vladimíra Síse. Brno, 2019. Disertační práce. Masarykova univerzita.
    • BUHLER, James a David NEUMEYER. Hearing the movies: music and sound in film history. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 01-999-8771-8.
    • MATZNER, Antonín a Jiří PILKA. Česká filmová hudba. Praha: Dauphin, 2002. 453 s. ISBN 8072720139.
    • LEXMANN, Juraj. Teória filmovej hudby. Bratislava: Ústav hudobnej vedy Slovenskej akadémie vied, 2006. 182 s. ISBN 8089135064.
    • NEUMEYER, David (ed.). The Oxford handbook of film music studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-532849-3.
    • DONNELLY, Kevin J. (ed.). Film music: critical approaches. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, c2001. ISBN 07-486-1288-2.
    Teaching methods
    Lecture. Listening to music. Video examples. Analysis. Discussion.
    Assessment methods
    The student meets the requirements with active participation in the lecture and passing the final online test of acquired knowledge.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course is taught: every week.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
    • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2024, recent)
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