Postgraduate Course: Practice of Composition for Screen (MUSI11055)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is a continuation of Principles of Composition for Screen, in which you will work on a portfolio of works for screen and media including group organised projects, utilising advanced compositional techniques, new media skills and collaborative production abilities. The course will meet as a group in weeks 1, 5, 7 and 10 to guide and discuss current projects. Tutorials are offered fortnightly to interface with the intellectual, theoretical and practical aspects of student¿s work undertaken in this compositional field.
The course aims to develop compositional skills through group organised projects and tutorial supervision of practical work, collaborative sessions involving film makers, game developers, sound designers and/or animators while engaging in the technical medium of composing for screen. You will:
Improve your abilities in composing for media, especially those for the screen and musical performance.
Improve your knowledge of the practical skills learned in Principles of Composition for Screen while expanding your intellectual and creative skills therein.
Develop and create your techniques for composing to screen while working in both collaborative and independent environments.
Group sessions will introduce, discuss and engage students in current projects, collaborations and film music festivals. Tutorials support individual creative activity in music composition in composition for screen projects. They will be guided by individual aesthetic choices, as well as project based concerns. Key components addressed include:
1. creative vision
2. appropriateness, technique and association with screen content
3. production quality and professionalism
4. organisation and process related to the realisation of creative vision in a project
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Principles of Composition for Screen (MUSI11058)
||Other requirements|| Advanced experience with computer music and composition, including DAW software and related, notation for instruments experience, Advanced knowledge of screen music genre and history.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop a wider understanding of practices and creative aesthetics in composing music for screen.
- Gain experience and broaden professional level abilities when working in collaboration with others in a screen media project.
- Create a varied portfolio of musical screen works that represent a high level of versatility and presentation as a composer for screen.
|Chion, Michel. 1994. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Columbia University Press, New York.|
Sonnenschein, David. 2001. Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema.
Michael Wiese Productions, Studio City, California.
Philips, Winifred. 2014. A Composer¿s Guide to Game Music, MIT Press
Weis, Belton. 1985. Film Sound: Theory and Practice, Columbia University Press
Hoffert, Paul. 2007. Music for New Media, Composing for Video Games, Berklee Press Productions
Altman, Rick. 1992. Sound Theory Sound Practice, Routledge
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Creative problem solving.
Communication and collaboration when working in a team.
Organisational skills in dealing with multiple musical mediums.
Ability to see a project through from vision to creation and realisation on a professional level.
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Butler
|Course secretary||Miss Laura Varga
Tel: (0131 6)50 2430