MUSGEN 2005 - Music for Media

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2020

Music for Media, including music for film, television and video games, is the fastest-growing music market in the world. It?s also one of the most creatively innovative fields, taking stylistic cues from every music genre and forging new ones to enhance the dynamic, shifting landscape of screen-based narrative media. This course will be taught by Tom Hajdu, of tomandandy, who has 30 years of experience in film, TV, and video game music. This course will begin with a survey of the creative and theoretical state of music composition in modern film and television, with emphasis on the disruptive influences taken from underground music making, specifically dance and electronic music. Designed for would-be professional composers, the core of the course will be a series of hand-on workshops, giving students assignments in simulation of work they might be given on commercial projects, and emulating the iterative criticism and feedback they are likely to receive, with the goal of preparing them for the rigors of professional music production. The course will conclude with a discussion of best business practices and self-promotion strategies, giving students guidance toward their first steps on a journey into a career in music for media.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSGEN 2005
    Course Music for Media
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 10 hours per week x 4 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites 12 units of Music courses or equivalent experience
    Assumed Knowledge Working knowledge of ProTools or Logic music software
    Course Description Music for Media, including music for film, television and video games, is the fastest-growing music market in the world. It?s also one of the most creatively innovative fields, taking stylistic cues from every music genre and forging new ones to enhance the dynamic, shifting landscape of screen-based narrative media. This course will be taught by Tom Hajdu, of tomandandy, who has 30 years of experience in film, TV, and video game music.

    This course will begin with a survey of the creative and theoretical state of music composition in modern film and television, with emphasis on the disruptive influences taken from underground music making, specifically dance and electronic music.

    Designed for would-be professional composers, the core of the course will be a series of hand-on workshops, giving students assignments in simulation of work they might be given on commercial projects, and emulating the iterative criticism and feedback they are likely to receive, with the goal of preparing them for the rigors of professional music production.

    The course will conclude with a discussion of best business practices and self-promotion strategies, giving students guidance toward their first steps on a journey into a career in music for media.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Tom Hajdu

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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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