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The first in a two-part sequence designed to join film & video composers and directors in a workshop environment, this course is a practical survey of the most significant and influential director-composer collaborations in the history of cinema. These creative marriages, among them Hitchcock-Herrmann, Spielberg-Williams, and Burton-Elfman, have engendered new dialects in the language of film music, and they will be examined with the objective of encouraging the development of similar collaborations between student directors and student composers. The course also serves as the thesis pathway for MFA Music candidates.