• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Music, Film
  • Major code CFVG-MAJ
Composition for Film and Video Games Major

The Composition for Film and Video Games Major provides students with the opportunity to develop their own original, creative voices as multimedia composers. Courses in the major give students the knowledge and skills required to compose, record, mix and produce music for film and video games. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with video game programmers and have their original compositions recorded by live ensembles as well as attend master classes given by top Hollywood film and video game composers.

Students will analyze and examine a wide range of musical styles and approaches to scoring and learn the compositional techniques which provide the foundation of these styles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. aurally recognize and theoretically analyze music in its relationship to the visual image;
  2. compose and record original music to visual media;
  3. complete professional quality mixes using Logic Pro X and Pro Tools software; and
  4. communicate their creative decisions and articulate them in relationship to the historical body of musical works.

Relevant Degrees

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

42 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MUSI1111 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1 6
MUSI1112 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 2 6
MUSI2209 Music Recording and Production Techniques 6
MUSI2223 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 3 6
MUSI2224 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 4 6
MUSI2226 Composition for Film and Video Games 6
MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A 6
MUSI3309 Music and Digital Media 6
MUSI3317 Popular Music: In Culture and in Context 6
MUSI3321 Songwriting: concepts and craft 6
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