Dec 13, 2019  
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MUSC 610 Screen Music Forum


This large discussion and exploration lab is designed to be taken by the first and second year MFA composers together in each of the first four semesters, exploring the larger connections and implications embodied in media music (historic, aesthetic, business/financial, etc.) and how they manifest and overlap in the actual working processes and resulting works of media art and entertainment. Topics and areas covered over a two-year span include analysis of films, TV episodes and interactive/immersive works and their use of music; various creative work techniques and their connections to the final result; contracts, production budgets and other business considerations, their integration into the creative work flow, and their effect on the artistic results; building of custom instruments and production setups, and the relationship between tools and the resulting work; embodied musicianship, from rhythmic exercises and the use of singing in the composition process to ear training for audio engineering purposes, and the importance of using the body as a composing tool; exploration of the interpersonal aspects of our art and craft, from collaborative strategies to networking; self-marketing and branding, and the connections between publicity and the creative work. Topics will generally be approached first hands-on in work groups, and then put in a larger context in discussion with the whole group. Visiting artists, guest speakers and field trips round out the two-year experience.

Repeatable: Y
MFA Music Composition for the Screen Only (G320)
Minimum Credits 1 Maximum Credits 1



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