The artistic production landscape in music for film and interactive media continues to change and evolve at an overwhelming pace. A globalized, technology driven world not only opens doors to new creative possibilities, but also to new challenges, as well as artistic and business driven expectations. How does one define success? Who is the composer nowadays and what must she/he do to be competitive in the market place, and increase her/his chances of achieving the desired plateau of success?
The master's program "Music for Film & Media" follows a modular platform affording graduate students and professionals seeking further training and education access to scheduling and geographical flexibility. Moreover, as technology and trends develop at a great speed, the modular system allows the program to continuously remain up to date and ahead of the curve.
The program adresses composers, musicians, sound and media artists, music producers, and musicologists interested in pursuing graduate studies, and professional training with focus on music for film, TV, online media, interactive games, and sonic branding for businesses and commercial apllications. The program also surveys key aspects of management, entrepreneurship, creative leadership, and networking for composers and media artists.
Selected topics from the master’s program
FundamentalFUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC FOR FILM & MEDIA Music History, Psychology and Perception, Music Dramaturgy and Aesthetics, Principles of Interactive Media, and Game Design for Composers
MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR FILM & MEDIA Sound Editing and Design for Film, Principles of Acoustics, Sound, and Audio Systems for Composers, Methods of Sound Production and Design, Fundamentals of Film Production and Editing for Composers
COMPOSITION AND ORCHESTRATION Fundamentals of Orchestral Writing, Introduction to Sonic Branding, Scoring for Film, Games and Interactive Media, Synthesis, Audio Signal Processing, Sound Libraries, Electroacoustic, Electronic, Digital
MANAGEMENT AND IP LAW Production and Project Management, Markets, Trends, and Practices, Creative Leadership and Networking, Marketing, Sales, and PR for Composers Fundamentals of IP, and Entertainment Law for Composers, Entrepreneurship for Musicians and Composers
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