Film Scoring Courses

FS-484

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: 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.

 

FS-485

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: FS-484 and written approval of course chair
Department: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

This is the second semester of a 2-semester course sequence, admission to which is highly limited. Admitted students must take both FS-484 in fall and FS-485 in spring, and must either have passed or take COND-361 concurrently in the spring semester. This class will complete the composition of and produce the 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 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.

 

FS-487

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: FILM majors not taking FS-489
Electable by: FILM majors
Prerequisites: FS-351, FS-403, and FS-441
Department: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

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: 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: 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 Career Center and the Film Scoring Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must visit the Career Center 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 International Student Services prior to beginning an internship.

PW-265

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Alison Plante
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: AR-111, CM-211, HR-211, and one of the following CW-191, EP-225, FS-203, MTEC-112, MP-113, MP-225, PW-161, or SW-151
Department: FILM
Location: Boston Campus

In today’s world of fast-paced technological innovations, composers have a growing number of options for presenting themselves and their music. There are expanding opportunities to collaborate with visual artists in the new medias that encompass virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed realities. This course provides the context for how to work with a client in these trailblazing realities, while also providing practical training to connect a composer’s musical vision to a technologized world. This course prepares composers to fully leverage these new realities as viable working environments. Students compose music for existing VR/AR/XR projects as a way to understand the potential of these new spaces. Students then begin to envision and cultivate their own music as the primary artistic expression within any of the new reality worlds. We currently see and hear music appearing in VR/AR/XR and 360 spaces in the form of video games, journalism, music videos, art installations, and more. Composers need to understand the varying applications and be able to develop their music to fully exercise the potential in each of these spaces. This course is about composers harnessing and taking advantage of the technology and tools that are already transforming art and music.

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-361 and one of CW-311 or CW-321 (CWPR majors); FS-340 and FS-341 (FILM majors); EP-321 (ELPD majors)
Department: 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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