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CMPN3635: Writing Music for the Moving Image

The unit provides a practical introduction into the creation of, and aesthetics for music and moving image. Topics for discussion will include, but are not be limited to: relationships between image and sound, diegetic and non-diegetic sound, thematic development, partnerships between composers, directors and other such collaborations within the creative sector, sound design, music for games and animation, and non-commercial applications of music for image (audiovisual art, cymatics etc). The unit seeks to enable students the ability to develop a skillset within their own studio spaces for the creation and dissemination of their projects; both at a sector ready, as well as a technically proficient level. Importantly, students will be presented with a variety of possible projects and collaborations with industry partners across differing creative sectors.

Code CMPN3635
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6
MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002

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

  • LO1. demonstrate and implement the necessary skills to undertake projects of varying sizes, despite numerous multidisciplinary constraints involved when working with sound and image, including sector facing projects, through technical and aesthetic concerns
  • LO2. demonstrate and implement the technical and aesthetic working knowledge required to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding professional industry
  • LO3. implement independent creative thinking and problem solving.

Unit outlines

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