Film Scoring Courses

FS-487

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: FILM majors
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: FS-351, FS-403, and FS-441
Department Code: FILM
Location: Boston Campus, Los Angeles

This course focuses on production of the capstone film scoring projects and graduation portfolio, and provides for individual attention within a small group setting. Career planning, relevant business aspects, and the film and television industry's expectations of the composer/music editor also will be discussed both in the small group meetings with the listed faculty, and in weekly seminars with faculty and visiting artist guest speakers.

FS-489

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: FS-351, FS-403, FS-441, and FS-471
Department Code: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

This course focuses on production of a capstone video game scoring project and graduation portfolio, and provides for individual attention within a small group setting. Career planning, relevant business aspects, and the video game industry's expectations of the composer also will be discussed both in the small group meetings with the listed faculty, and in weekly seminars with faculty and visiting artist guest speakers (this seminar is combined with the FS-487 Senior Portfolio and Seminar in Film Scoring).

FS-495

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: Sixth-semester standing and written approval of the course chair
Department Code: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the film scoring major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Film Scoring Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must see the internship coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning prior to registering. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning an internship.

FS-P261

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Lucio Godoy
Semesters Offered: Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: MTEC-111 and FS-P114 or FS-221
Department Code: FILM
Location: Valencia (Spain) Campus

This course explores the use of MIDI/audio sequencing in scoring to picture, in conjunction with sample playback and synthesis software. Special attention is paid to the film scoring capabilities of sequencing applications, such as QuickTime, tempo, meter, and synchronization. Emphasis is also placed on maximizing dramatic expression through use of the available software tools.

 

FS-P484

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: FS-340, FS-341, and written approval of course chair
Department Code: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

This is the first semester of a 2-semester course sequence, admission to which is highly limited. Admitted students must take both FS-P484 in fall and FS-485 in spring, and must either have passed or taken COND-361 concurrently in the spring semester. This class will begin the composition of a complete score for a feature length film of the silent era. The final composed score will be performed live with the film in a performance at a local theater in the final weeks of the spring term. The students will each score, arrange, orchestrate and conduct the music for a reel (12-15 minutes) of the film, using thematic material provided by and under the guidance of the instructor.

 

PW-365

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: CWPR, FILM, and ELPD majors
Prerequisites: CW-311 and CW-361 (CWPR majors); FS-340 and FS-341 (FILM majors); EP-321 (ELPD majors)
Department Code: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

In parallel with a student's development as a modern composer, arranger, and orchestrator, this course will develop his/her skills in emulating a live orchestra through effective use of software technologies. These skill areas include performance techniques (tracking), editing, automation (real-time and edited), mixing, production, and the creation of work templates.

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