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Film Music Composition

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
23203 USD/year
23203 USD/year
9196 USD/year
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About

Students at Film Music Composition from University of North Carolina School of the Arts learn about stylistic trends and approaches to film scoring, as well as compositional techniques that evoke a desired emotional reaction.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Music Composition Lessons 
  • Film Music Analysis: Historical Composers
  • International Film
  • American Film 
  • Electronic Technology 
  • Orchestration
  • Film Music Composition Seminar 
  • Scoring for Video Games
  • Electronic Technology 
  • Film Music Theory
  • Advanced Film Music Anal.: Contemporary Composers

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

55 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23203 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23203 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23203 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23203 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9196 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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