VPM 250-A Music in Disney’s Animated Features


Course Details

  • Online
  • 8 Weeks | May 29 - Jul 20
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – May 22
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

In “Music in Disney’s Animated Features,” students will focus their work on a Disney animated film of their choice from the last fifty years.  Through researched writing, students will investigate the origin of the film, a composer involved in creating the music, and the reception of the movie.  The course will focus on interpreting the role that songs and music play in the films at hand.

Course Syllabus

VPM 250 Music in Disney's Animated Features Syllabus (.PDF)

Additional Information

  • Course may be applied to the American Studies and Cinema Studies.
  • Faculty will contact all students after the May 22nd registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.

Course Instructor

James Bohn - Teaching Fellow for Music

Music Technology Program Director

James Bohn is a composer and music technology specialist. His music has been performed internationally as well as throughout the United States. He has had his music presented at the Bonk Festival, CYNETart, the Electronic Rainbow Coalition, the extensible Toy Piano Festival, the Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the La Crosse New Music Festival, the MAXIS festival of Sound and Experimental Music, MEDiA CIRCU[it]S, Most Significant Bytes, The Not Still Art Festival, the University of Alabama New Music Festival, and the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, His music appears on several recording labels: Capstone, The Experimental Music Studios, Frog Peak, and The Media Cafe. James has received commissions from the Bonk Festival, the University of Illinois School of Music, The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, The Music Institute at Rhode Island College Choir, Part of the Oath Dance Ensemble, The Rhode Island College Choir, The Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble, and the Boston and Chicago Chapter of the American Composer's Forum.

As a scholar, James has given papers at conferences for the American Musical Instrument Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Technological Directions in Music Learning, the MAXIS festival, and the American Chemical Society. His book on Lejaren Hiller (the first composer to write a piece of music using a computer) is published by Edwin Mellen Press.