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Writing Music for the Moving Image - CMPN3635

Year - 2018

This unit provides a practical introduction to composing music for the screen. Topics for discussion will include, but not be limited to: the relationship between image and sound, music as a force in dramatic narrative, important scores in cinema history, sound design, music for documentary film and drama, music for games, and non-commercial applications of music for image. Importantly, the course will focus on the practical aspects of film scoring relevant to establishing professional practice; both at a business level and at a technical level. Students in this unit of study must be fluent in sequencing and/or recording and/or music notation software.

6 x 1 hour lectures for the first six weeks; 6 x 2 hour tutorials thereafter

Written paper (20%), Presentation (30%), Final Music (50%)


MUED1002 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Composition and Music Technology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniel Blinkhorn
HECS Band: 1
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