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The soundtrack as a variable aural complex (of music, sound, and voice) crucial to the audio-visual experience. The study of audio-visual artifacts -- from silent to digital film, from melodrama to animation and music video, from blockbusters to installations -- and of current critical literature in musicology, film studies, and media studies. Sustained inquiry into historical and ideological modes of image-sound synchronization. Entanglements of the visual and the aural, as well as their aesthetic aspiration to constitute an immersive sensorium. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing or graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences