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Postgraduate Course: Composition for Screen A (MUSI11044)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySynopsis:
This supervised course in composition for the screen further develops a student's portfolio of compositions in areas which composition and/or sound design experience is necessary for projects related to film/TV and media music through individual tutorials. Group lectures will focus on analysis and deeper investigation into the technique of composers and of particular problems in composition for screen. All musical styles are endorsed and cultivated, especially those that include both electronic and acoustic styles simultaneously. Students with experience in sound design are also encouraged.



Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, External Visit Hours 12, Revision Session Hours 2, Other Study Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 136 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment and assessment criteria:
Students will be assessed by submission of a portfolio of three works completed during the semester comprised of the following:

1. The submission of a score to the short film work as part of the Soundtrack Cologne European Talent Competition

2. An experimental collaborative film composed and produced as part of the collaboration project with sound design and film/TV in weeks 6 11.

3. A free project composed during the semester, either from an in class workshop or externally.

The portfolio will be marked based on individual 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 student must submit two copies of each portfolio, individually bound and/or in a closed document wallet. Any digital media should be submitted in H.264 video format and/or uncompressed WAV/AIFF audio format within a clearly labeled USB stick or comparable medium, and should have an organized and clear file structure. A cover page should be included which (briefly) explains the submissions included.

As this course is strongly structured around individual tutorials, students will be receiving feedback throughout the course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Aims:
* To improve experience in composition for standard and exotic instrumentations, include the use of electronics
* To encourage experimentation of form and style in preparation for the demands of compositional work for screen
* To learn to work together in disseminating factors of necessary analysis for analysis as a group

Learning outcomes:
* Enrichment in the student's portfolio of works created in different musical and sonic characteristics for film and TV, as well as related concert music
* New techniques of composition and musical creation in demanding and restrictive musical contexts, such as those for film and TV

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsComposition Film TV Media
Contacts
Course organiserMr Yati Durant
Tel: (0131 6)50 2427
Email: Y.Durant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
Email: Jennifer.A.Watson@ed.ac.uk
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