At Students at Film Music Composition from University of North Carolina School of the Arts you will learn about the post-production process on a film, how to collaborate with a filmmaking crew, how to spot where music should be placed, including how it should function to serve the film’s story, and how to effectively use instrumentation, style, motives, and rhythm to score a film.
Alumni of our graduate program in Film Music Composition have served as composers and assistant composers for television series like “Chicago Fire,” “Castle,” “Law & Order,” “Lie to Me,” “The Unit,” “Survivor,” “Nashville,” and “Under the Dome;” video games such as “Red Dead Redemption;” and major motion pictures such as “Man of Steel,” “Iron Man,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Vantage Point” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”
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- Film Music Composition Lessons
- Film Music Analysis: Historical Composers
- International Film
- American Film
- Electronic Technology
- Film Music Composition Seminar
- Scoring for Video Games
- Electronic Technology
- Film Music Theory
- Advanced Film Music Anal.: Contemporary Composers
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Music View 287 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
- Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree or be scheduled for completion of a degree prior to the upcoming Fall semester.
- Minimum college GPA of 3.0
- Test Scores
- Letters of Recommendation
- Letter of Intent
- Video Essay
- Portfolio of three to five original compositions, preferably demonstrating an aptitude for storytelling and/or emotional representation in music as well as a proficiency in contrasting musical styles, to be submitted in the following digital formats: film clips with original score (mp4 preferred), live or MIDI audio recordings (mp3 preferred), and accompanying musical scores in PDF format.
- A copy of your current passport
- If you hold an F-1 Visa, submit a copy of your visa and Form I-20
- Complete a Certificate of Financial Responsibility
International23203 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23203 USD per year during 24 months.
National23203 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23203 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State9196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9196 USD per year during 24 months.
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