Film Music Composition: Intermediate

Film Music Composition Intermediate

Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 24 January–28 February 2023
Course times:
6.30pm-8.00pm, GMT (UTC+/-0)
Age:
18+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£235
Deadline:
5pm, Friday 20 January 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
Online
Venue:
Online
When:
Evening | Spring

Course info

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 20 January 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity. 

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 24, 31 January, 07, 14, 21, 28 February 2023
6.30pm-8pm, GMT (UTC+/-0), weekly

About Film Music Composition: Intermediate 

This six-week online course will develop your skills in writing music for a wide range of film genres.

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 18 or over, with a passion for cinema and film music. You should have experience of writing music in Logic Pro and one of the following: 

  • Experience of writing music for film, or writing music for acoustic instruments
    OR
  • Have obtained Music Theory Grade 4
    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

You will also have a one-to-one session with the course tutor (approx. 15 minutes) outside of the course times, more information will be sent during the course.

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

"I really enjoyed the excellent feedback and expert advice from Barbara, on how to improve scoring scenes, but also on what the business is like as a composer."

– Participant on Film Music Composition: Intermediate, 2021

Do I need anything for the course?
  • A Mac computer/laptop
  • A copy of Logic Pro X 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.

Course Fee

£235

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 20 January 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity. 

Eligibility

    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, Professor of Film Music in the Electronic Music Department at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has been teaching film music composition and keyboard skills at Guildhall since 2018. 

    Barbara De Biasi 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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