Film Music Composition: Intermediate

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Film Music Composition Intermediate

Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 23 April – 28 May 2024
Course times:
6.30pm–8.30pm, BST (UTC+1)
Age:
18+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£295
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
Online
When:
Online Short Courses | Evening Courses | Summer Courses (April–June)

Course info

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 23, 30 April, 7, 14, 21, 28 May 2024
6.30pm–8.30pm, BST (UTC+1)

The course also includes a one-to-one session with the course tutor (approx. 15 minutes). Dates and timings of the session will be confirmed during the course, the one-to-one session will take place online. 

About Film Music Composition: Intermediate 

This six-week online course will develop your skills in writing music for a wide range of film genres, including commercials, horror, animation and fashion.

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 18 or over, with a passion for cinema and film music. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 18 and over.

You should have experience of writing music in Logic Pro, be confident in reading scores and one of the following:

  • Experience of writing music for film, or writing music for acoustic instruments

OR

  • Have obtained Music Theory Grade 5

OR

  • Have taken the beginner short course in Film Music Composition or have equivalent experience
What can I expect?

You can expect to learn how to write music for the following:

  • Commercials
  • Horror films
  • Animation
  • Fashion films

By the end of the course, you will have composed the music for several film clips, encompassing many film genres.

You will also receive a one-to-one session with the course tutor (approx. 15 minutes). Dates and timings of the session will be confirmed during the course, the one-to-one session will take place online. 

Do I need anything for the course?
  • A Mac computer/laptop
  • A copy of Logic Pro software 
  • A MIDI-keyboard
  • A pair of headphones

Alternative composition software to Logic Pro can be used, but only if you are experienced at using it as the tutor will not be able to provide technical support.

"The tutor was enthusiastic and complimentary to the wide range of abilities, always with advice on how to improve (as opposed to what you've done wrong)"

– Nick, participant on Film Music Composition: Intermediate, Spring 2023

Course Fee

£295

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 18 and over.
  • Some prior experience with composition as listed above.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.

Online Short Courses Requirements

All sessions will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the course start date with further instructions.

To participate in online classes you will need the following:

  • An email address
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A laptop/tablet/desktop computer with a microphone and camera (most have these included)
  • Speakers/headphones (the speakers in your laptop/tablet/computer should be sufficient)
  • A fully updated web browser able to use the most up to date version of Zoom, or a fully updated Zoom client

If you have any questions regarding joining one of our online courses please contact us.

About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by Barbara De Biasi, lead professor of Film Music in the Electronic and Produced Music Department at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has been teaching film music at Guildhall since 2018. 

Barbara has worked with many film directors across the world, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Madrid, Singapore and Milan. She has written the music for three feature films, four feature length documentaries and 70 short films. Her films have been selected at Fantasia Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival and Soho International Film Festival amongst others.

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