Curriculum for MM in Music Theory and Composition with a Concentration in Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Program Requirements

CORE
(two courses from the following by advisement)
6 points

Research

MPAME-GE 2021

Music Reference and Research Materials

3

MPATC-GE 2042

Psychology of Music

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE 2069

Opera in the 20th Century

3 - spring

MPATC-GE 2039

Contemporary Music

3 – fall

MPATC-GE 2046

Music Criticism

MPATC-GE 2127

Compositional Processes in the Symphony

3 – fall

Music Theory

MPATC-GE

Seminar in Music Theory

3

AREA OF CONCENTRATION: SCORING FOR FILM AND MULTIMEDIA
24 points

Applied Instrument – Composition

9 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition – in Film and multimedia

9

Ensemble

6 points

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition

3 – spring

EDCT-GE 2505

NYU Composer’s Forum

3 – fall, spring

Performance Practice

3 points

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Other Courses in Area of Concentration

6 points

MPATC-GE 2550

Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives

MPATC-GE 2555

Film Music Editing

GUIDED ELECTIVES
from the following sample of courses by advisement
6 points

**A “core” or “concentration” course that is not used to satisfy that category can be used as a guided elective

Film Scoring Electives

MPATC-GE 2049

Contemporary Scoring

3

MPATC-GE 2020

Advanced Orchestration (for Film Music)

3 – fall

Music Theory & Composition

MPATC-GE 2020

Advanced Orchestration

3 – spring

Related areas of interest

MPATC-GE 2042

Psychology of Music

3 – spring

MPATE-GE 2047

Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition

3 – fall

 

Jazz Piano/Arranging

2 – fall, spring

MPATE-GE 2604

Audio for Games and Immersive Env.

3 – fall, spring

MPAME-GE 2102

Fund of Conducting

1 – fall

MPATE-GE 2620

Audio for Video

2-3 – fall

MPATE-GE 2650

Ear Training for Audio Engineers

3– fall

MPATE-GE 2629

Advanced Audio Production

3

MPATE-GE 2604

Game Audio

3 – spring

MPATC-GE 2090

Songwriters Forum

3

MPATC-GE 2095

Songwriting History and Criticism

3 – fall

MPAME-GE 2118

Independent Study

1-3

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE
3 points

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music (seminar and professional Website)

3 – fall, spring, summer

* OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Baccalaureate in Music Composition or its academic equivalent

Successful completion of exams in Music Theory, Aural Training, and Music History and any required remedial classes resulting from those exams.

Semester by Semester Sample Schedule

YEAR 1

Fall

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2034

NYU Composer’s Forum

0-3

 

Core Requirement 

3 (by advisement)

 

Guided Elective

2-6

 

** New International Student Colloquy

0

Spring

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2555 MPATC-GE 2048

Film Music Editing or Scoring for Film and Multimedia

3

 

NYU Composer’s Forum

0-3

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition

3

 

Guided Elective

2-3

YEAR 2

Fall

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2048 MPATC-GE 2555 

Scoring for Film and Multimedia of Film Music Editing

3*

 

NYU Composer’s Forum

0-3

 

Core Requirements

3(by advisement)

 

Guided Elective

2-3

Spring

3 points

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music (seminar and professional Website)

3

* indicates classes may be repeated for credit