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About this program

This program focuses on writing music for screen arts (feature films, animation, television, documentary, video games and online media) and for live events (theatre, dance, fashion shows, commercial and special events). You will study composition, musical analysis, music technology and orchestration, as well as history and cultural studies.


Working with creative colleagues such as directors and other artists, you will learn to write high-quality music to specific briefs. You will gain skills in instrumental, vocal and electronic music and learn to notate, score, arrange and produce music suitable for film, TV, theatre, emerging media and other commercially oriented genres.

Graduate opportunities

This program produces broadly educated musicians who can apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of music and arts-related contexts and professions. Our students have composed for ABC TV, Belvoir St Theatre, Tropfest and Comic Con.

Career pathways

composing for film, TV and online media
composing for advertising
scoring and arranging for film, TV and other screen-based genres
composing for video games
composing and arranging for theatre
creating music for theatre, dance and multimedia productions composing and arranging live music for commercial functions and major special events
music copyist, editor, engraver
studio musician
event producer
festival or venue manager

Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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