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Masters degrees in Film Music train postgraduates in the composition and performance of new pieces of music for cinema and other film. It includes both live performance and electroacoustic practices.
Taught MA, MSc and MMus (Master of Music) courses are typical for this field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Music or Performance Studies.
Courses in this field provide you with a holistic experience of recording for film productions. You will undertake recording sessions in a range of scenarios, from booth to set, composing live and digitised music.
Training will cover techniques for both pre- and post-production, such as sound editing. In particular, you will improve your understanding of the relationship between sound and moving images.
Performance analysis and critical literature will develop your understanding of the different roles of film crew members, and how you will collaborate with them as a composer.
As well as sound production for film, careers may include live theatre performance, live television music composition, or even music production for games. Working for transmedia franchises would provide a means to combine these for a varied career.
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