You will advance your compositional skills and establish your compositional identity whilst learning to implement a professional understanding of the narrative function in film, and how it can be interpreted by music.
You will work on projects with film directors and develop your understanding of how film music operates and communicates.
Specialist Group Study
Your production skills will be enhanced by attaining a practical and theoretical understanding of the principal industry standard Digital Audio Workstation software and how this applies to music for film.
Additionally you will learn how to operate and manage sequencing, sampling and synthesis performance software.
On completion of the degree you will have a substantial portfolio showing composition, arranging and production skills.
You will develop composition, orchestration, production, musicology and aural skills through the examination of film music repertoire and its style and effects on film and society from the advent of popular film music through to the present day.
You will assess how music communicates with film from the perspective of composers and directors, working towards a greater understanding of how to compose and construct music and apply it to film.
You will also be able to choose optional modules from a range of subjects, including Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Composition or Emerging Music Models.
Additionally, as with all our degree pathways, you will be able to choose to study a number of professional studies modules that cover topics such as self-promotion and marketing, legal and commercial issues and digital and media literacy.
This focus on developing your business skills will help to prepare you for a successful career in the industry.