skip to content

Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The deadline for booking a place on this course has passed. Please use the 'Ask a Question' button to register your interest in future or similar courses.

Flickr user: Horia Varlan

What exactly does music do for films when we wouldn't expect it in the theatre? Why is it no longer the force it once was? From the closing years of the silent era to close on a hundred years of 'the talkies', we trace and analyse the role of music 'in the film cast' with the aid of many film excerpts and some brilliant music scores. Included are those for Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Vertigo, King Kong, High Noon and more. We honour the musical imaginations of composers such as Max Steiner, John Williams, Richard Rodney Bennett, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Korngold, Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold.


Course dates

01 Apr 2016 to 03 Apr 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits


Course code