MUSC 346 Psychology of Film Music

Spring, Fall

Music plays an integral role in film-making and serves many functions, such as conveying emotion, heightening tension, and influencing
interpretation and inferences about events and characters. All of these musical applications depend on complex mental processes that are
being identified through research on human participants in multimedia contexts. This field includes a broad range of disciplines
including psychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communications. Students will develop and use musical
vocabulary to describe the aural stimuli of specific cinematic productions and also read and critique empirical research in the intersecting