Gain an understanding of what tools are necessary to successfully compose music for film, commercials, and games. With the ubiquity of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), advanced sample libraries, and home studios, commercial composition is increasingly accessible to people with a wide range of abilities and experience. In this course, you will learn about how film scoring works, which will help you towards pursuing a career in this field, regardless of your previous musical or technical experience. Students will be assigned short video clips to score and then present to the class.
For online learning, you should have access to a DAW of your choice.
You will learn through in-class analysis of legendary film music and by completing weekly scoring assignments to short film examples.
Course code: MACD 1163
Length: 15.0 hours
PrerequisitesBasic understanding of music theory is very useful but not essential.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.