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Paper 3: Film Score

This course will offer students the opportunity to learn the basic requirements for setting original music to moving images.  The theories, techniques and practicalities of writing music to accompany film will be explored in lectures and in practical supervision sessions.

Candidates will be required to add a continuous sound-track, scored for chamber ensemble (for a minimum of five players) or orchestra, in a tonal idiom, to a short animated film; the work should be submitted as a score in standard notation and on DVD. Guidance on software, MIDI orchestration, and on the principles and techniques of film synchronization will be provided centrally.


Lecturer: Vasco Hexel

Study Music at Cambridge