Scoring for Film and Games

Composing music for film, animation, and video games calls for a unique mix of art and science. This intensive workshop explores the creative principles and software techniques used to support a story with music. Under the guidance of a veteran composer, you will compose an original score synchronized to picture, then participate in a live studio recording session with a chamber ensemble to produce the finished soundtrack.

You will learn:

  • How to use professional digital audio workstation software and hardware
  • Techniques for composing music synchronized to picture
  • How to prepare musical score and parts
  • Hands-on experience recording-to-picture with trained musicians

Prerequisites

This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 1 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Music and Sound Design

Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Scoring for Film and Games n/a n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

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