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CMPN2510: Scoring and Arranging for the Screen

An application of various musical skills and disciplines pertinent to today's music industry, this unit of study explores fundamental aspects of composing, arranging and orchestrating for the screen. Theoretical principles are drawn from dramaturgy and cinematography, and applied to concerns of form, aesthetics, orchestration and technology to inform the various practical processes of preparing a music score from its inception to the delivery of parts for a recording session. Scoring and Arranging for the Screen offers a pragmatic approach to negotiating the pressing demands faced by screen composers in today's film and television industry.

Code CMPN2510
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand and negotiate complex processes relating to creativity, workflow, technology and collaboration
  • LO2. competently approach issues arising from creative ambiguity
  • LO3. gage helpful levels of critical self-reflection
  • LO4. understand the technical and practical uses of MIDI, as they are related to timbre, practice and utility for sampled orchestral and electronic instruments
  • LO5. understand the concepts relating to the synchronisation of audio to picture
  • LO6. display a working knowledge of the relevant principles of dramaturgy and cinematography
  • LO7. understand principles of form, instrumentation, arrangement and orchestration as relating to scoring for the screen
  • LO8. understand the implications of genre and style in scoring and arranging for the screen
  • LO9. understand the business and commercial aspects of the film and TV industry.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.