The Composition for Screen - MSc is an exciting one-year taught programme with a focus on practices for composing music and sound for the screen. The range of music for media to be explored includes film and TV as well as current computer multi-media such as YouTube virals, music videos, commercials, video games and web pages.
This MSc gives students the opportunity to learn about the technical, artistic and intellectual demands of composing music and sound for use in both the established audio-visual media of film and television and the new digital and internet media environments.
The programme will encourage students to create music for innovative media use while receiving practical experience and feedback in collaborating with others.
What will you get out of the programme?
- Development of your compositional skills, especially those related to musical/dramatic association with the screen
- Updating and enrichment of your electronic music and media skills, including the use of notational software, sequencer software, hardware and mixing, and media synchronization and production methods
- A portfolio and demo reel for scoring work through your work in media music projects
- Familiarity with collaborative processes when working with others in a media music environment
- An improvement in your abilities to observe and research processes in media music and to communicate those processes with others
- Self-sufficient capabilities and resourcefulness to take on music for screen projects in a professional atmosphere
Experienced lecturers teach courses and top international media music professionals often give guest lectures. There are also many exciting active collaboration projects throughout the programme, working with filmmakers, animators and industry professionals. Unique to this programme is the opportunity to have works performed by Edinburgh’s only orchestra specializing in the performance of film music, the Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra.
Potential new programme survey
We would like to hear your views on a potential new Masters in Music and Music Pedagogy. Our survey will only take about 5 minutes to complete, and your answers will help inform the development of this exciting new programme.