Media scoring exists in the world in between sound and screen. As viewers, we identify and empathize with characters, and music is there to support their stories and emotions. Music weaves through the narrative, living in spaces between and around dialog. We compose soundtracks from the perspective of storytellers, layering music with sound, and informed by aspects of the visuals such as light and color. As a media scoring student, you will study the technique and practice of placing music and sound to picture. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the creative, technical, historical, and analytical tools necessary to become an expert in the art and business of music for media. In addition to many scoring, recording, and music editing projects, the M.F.A. will culminate in a completed score for a film, television show, video game, or comparable narrative visual media.
Areas of StudyComposition (16 credits)