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Screen Music (10344.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2     (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - TAFE Queensland, Coomera
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2     (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit transgresses from contemporary songwriting and production to focus on another potentially lucrative aspect of contemporary composition, media composition. The unit is less experimental in nature than Synthesis and Sampling, returning to a more analytical and systematic approach. It focuses on the analytical study of key exponents and significant developments in screen media across differing screen genres. The student explores concepts and techniques in composition and synchronisation in differing commercial contexts. They research and utilise applicable music technologies and apply these in composition, production and delivery. The unit is designed to complement Arranging and Orchestration and is designed to be the last phase of development before an independent project.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify historically significant developments, film genres and composers of screen music;

2. Employ standard methodologies to compose music for two contrasting screen projects;

3. Explore relationships between music and visuals in a series of short musical/visual experiments;

4. Compose music to picture employing; and

5. Apply written communication skills in a range of contexts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

9732 Composition: Screen Music.

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