Modern Music Essay

By week 12, please consider the modern music you are familiar with from movies, television, video games, and other media.

In almost any form of media, we are constantly bombarded with sound, the majority of which is music. Composers are given the difficult task of writing music that will affect how the viewer feels about any given moment in a movie, television show, video game, or any number of forms of media. How do they accomplish this? What elements of music do they employ? What must they consider as they are writing? Why do they make their choices?

Choose and submit the title of a movie, television show, video game, etc. to me via e-mail for approval. Following my approval, you may begin your three-page essay, due on the last day of the course. You essay should explore how the music was used to enhance the viewer’s experience using the elements of music discussed throughout this course. Please make yourself familiar with the rubric found in the syllabus.