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Composing for Film and Television MMus

Kingston University

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

If you are a composer aspiring to work in the media industry and want to learn more about the practical and theoretical techniques for composing and producing music for film and TV, this course is ideal. Taught by experienced professional filmTV composers, it gives you the opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers and animators on other courses within the University, as well as the chance to write for a large range of ensembles, including a professional ensemble. What you will study You will compose music for a number of different types of moving image and have the chance to work with filmmakers, screen designers and animators. You will analyse a range of film and TV scores, exploring the ways in which music has been used to create and convey atmosphere and mood, and to depict setting, character and action. The business and copyright aspects of film composing will also be examined. You will study the aesthetics and functions of music composed to image, exploring the relationship(s) between composer and producer, directors and music editors. You will also study and practise the use of main themes, underscoring, and the harmonic languages of soundtracks, both in big- and small-screen contexts. In addition, there will be an opportunity to have your compositions performed by a professional ensemble, conducted by each individual student to picture in a fully professional 24-track recording environment. You will also cover how to use the technology to create produced soundtracks of a high quality. Modules Core modules - Researching Music - Colloquia - Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and TV - Advanced Techniques for Composing for Film and TV - The Business of Composing for Film and TV - Project Development Skills - Composing for Live Ensemble to Image - Major project (15 minutes of music-to-picture with scores and commentary Option modules (choose 1) - The Marketing of Popular Music - Psychology of Musical Learning, Communication and Expression - Those Who Can, Teach: Contemporary Issues in Music Education - Popular Music Composition - The Aesthetics of Musical Performance - Sound Diffusion - Music in Context - Recording Techniques - Ensemble Performance 2 - Applied Musical Skills - Conducting - Advanced Production of Popular Music - Individual CompositionPerformance Project Minor - Music Education in the UK: Theory and Practice - Sound Design

If you are a composer aspiring to work in the media industry and want to learn more about the practical and theoretical techniques for composing and producing music for film and TV, this course is ideal. Taught by experienced professional filmTV composers, it gives you the opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers and animators on other courses within the University, as well as the chance to...

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