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2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog 
2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSI 224 - Film Scoring

3 hrs (Sem I, II)
This course deals with the roles of the music editor, music supervisor, contractor, copyist, orchestrator, and booth supervisor. Focus is placed on composing dramatic underscore - the creative process, and introduction to “writing to timings”. Music/film synchronization techniques as well as synthesis vs. acoustic scoring are debated. Interacting with the director and producer and budgeting both time and money for scoring sessions will be covered as well. Many video and audio examples will be used to demonstrate the concepts discussed in this course. Students will be assessed with both written and project based assignments. Although there are many technical aspects to this class, it is an excellent overview of the process of film scoring from the composer’s perspective. This class is designed for anyone interested in better understanding the composer’s role in the filmmaking process. Advanced musical training is not required; however, students interested in Film Scoring should have a background in music theory. Knowledge of Pro Tools and Reason are beneficial to the completion of this class. 3 class hours.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSI 207 .