MUSGEN 2005 - Music for Media
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MUSGEN 2005 - Music for Media

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4015
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 10 hours per week x 4 weeks
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: 12 units of Music courses or equivalent experience
Assumed Knowledge: Working knowledge of ProTools or Logic music software
Assessment: Composition (50%), Marketing materials (25%), Reflective Journal (25%)

Music for Media, including music for film, television and video games, is the fastest-growing music market in the world. It’s also one of the most creatively innovative fields, taking stylistic cues from every music genre and forging new ones to enhance the dynamic, shifting landscape of screen-based narrative media. This course will be taught by Tom Hajdu, of tomandandy, who has 30 years of experience in film, TV, and video game music. This course will begin with a survey of the creative and theoretical state of music composition in modern film and television, with emphasis on the disruptive influences taken from underground music making, specifically dance and electronic music. Designed for would-be professional composers, the core of the course will be a series of hand-on workshops, giving students assignments in simulation of work they might be given on commercial projects, and emulating the iterative criticism and feedback they are likely to receive, with the goal of preparing them for the rigors of professional music production. The course will conclude with a discussion of best business practices and self-promotion strategies, giving students guidance toward their first steps on a journey into a career in music for media.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4015 Mon 29/06/2020 Fri 03/07/2020 Wed 22/07/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95269 LE01 30 24 29 Jun - 20 Jul Monday 10am - 12pm Hartley, 112, Concert Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95270 WR01 30 24 30 Jun - 23 Jul Tuesday, Thursday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
Related Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95271 FL01 30 24 3 Jul - 24 Jul Friday 10am - 1:30pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite