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Postgraduate Course: Composition for Screen B (MUSI11043)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaMusic Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe purpose of this course is to give the active screen composer student an opportunity to display their scoring work and research in front of a group.
The students will also have the choice to research and analyse a particular media composer and/or composition for screen element in greater detail, and present this to a group. Students will meet as a group and decide mutually, with the course leaders supervision, which element the course group will research and present this analysis.
In addition, other resources will be presented, such as through guest speakers from the professional media music industry, interviews and group visits to the Reid Studio, the ECA film and TV department, etc.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 13, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6, Revision Session Hours 2, Other Study Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 145 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes

To improve awareness and knowledge of sophisticated practices in production of music for screen
To orient students with the challenges of working on a sophisticated media studio environment project
To improve student ability to perceive and analyse music in film, TV and media genres
To gain experience in presenting works-in-progress and/or research in front of a group and receive constructive feedback
To learn to work together in disseminating factors of necessary analysis for analysis as a group

Learning outcomes:

Gathering of research materials for public presentation in music for screen
Establishment of first contacts in local media music industry
Reception of feedback of works-in-progress and perceived music for screen analysis and techniques
Assessment Information
Students will be assessed by submission of a portfolio of one or more completed works during the semester allocated at 70%, and will be marked based on their creativity, thoroughness and originality of thought. The works should demonstrate a full exploration of the student's creative horizons as well as clear competence in relevant technical areas. The portfolio will be submitted at the end of the

Additionally, each student will be allocated a research element and/or work-in-progress analysis and given a date for their presentation. The analysis will be allocated 30% and be graded equally on thoroughness of the entire assigned work, originality of thought and/or research methods and depth of analysis of a main subject in the work.

Students will receive feedback both from the course leader and students in a group feedback session after each presentation, as well as during the semester through tutorials.
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Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsComposition Media Film TV
Course organiserMr Yati Durant
Tel: (0131 6)50 2427
Course secretaryMiss Lyndsay Hopes
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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