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About Film Music
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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Back to course listing. Join a programme that is sharply tailored to respond to the current demand for creative professionals who are able to provide sound and music content for the film and video game industry. .
This programme provides professional training in composition for screen media. Taught by staff and guest composers from the professional world, you will develop a strong technological foundation in the subject, along with specialist understanding of television and screen scoring.
Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. You will gain a solid grounding in the theories, techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.
Starting in the academic year 2012-13, the music department will be offering a one-year M.Phil. in Music Composition to cater for the growing demand for graduate studies of international standing in the area.
The artistic and production landscapes involving music and media continuously 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 oriented expectations.
The programme expects to attract entrants who have a background in the subject or a related subject area, acquired through previous study (a bachelor's degree with honours or equivalent) and entrants who have acquired experience through work or other means that enables staff responsible for admissions to be confident of the candidate's ability to succeed in the programme. .