Core Module Information
Module title: Music and Picture

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD08128
Module leader: Dylan Ford
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Music has played a critical role throughout the history of cinema in the shaping of film narrative; the influencing of the meanings of filmic texts; the development of characters; the shaping of culture and fashion; and the overarching experiences of audience members.

This module will provide you with an overview of the historical, theoretical, and practical application of research within the field, aiming to develop your understanding of the relationship between music, picture, culture, and the audience.

You will have an opportunity to explore the evolution of production practices in the creation of musical soundtracks, examine the cultural impact of musical scores, and delve into the debates and challenges faced by the music-for-picture industry.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 Describe the various technical conventions, practices and technologies associated with the production of music for picture.
2 Explore the relationship between film narrative and film music.
3 Discuss the theoretical, critical, and historical debates about film sound and music.
4 Make observations of the creative usage of diegetic and non-diegetic music in film.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dylan Ford
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 1,2,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Reflective Log 60 1,2,3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Music and Picture