Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Curriculum - Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Curriculum - Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Music Theory and Composition with Concentration in Scoring for Film and Multimedia
Master's in Music Technology: Scoring for Film and Multimedia Sequence
M.M.in Performance and Composition with Concentration in Music Composition
Composing for Video Games

Music Theory and Composition with Concentration in Scoring for Film and Multimedia: 39 pts.

YEAR 1

Fall

12 points

MPATC-UE 1500

Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives

3

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

 

NYU Composer’s Forum

0-3

 

Core Requirement 

3 (by advisement)

 

Guided Elective

2-3

 

** New International Student Colloquy

0

Spring

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2555

Film Music Editing

3

 

NYU Composer’s Forum

0-3

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition

3

 

Guided Elective

2-3

Summer

Offerings: Seminar in Composition, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Scoring for Film and Multimedia

YEAR 2

Fall

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

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 DVD demo)

3

* indicates classes may be repeated for credit

CORE
(two courses from the following by advisement)

6 points

Research

MPAME-GE 2021

Music Reference and Research Materials

3

MPAJZ-GE 2271

Reference and Research in Jazz

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE 2151

Sonata in the 19th Century

3

MPATC-GE 2039

Contemporary Music

3 – fall

MPATC-GE 2046

Music Criticism

3 – fall

MPATC-GE 2127

Compositional Processes in the Symphony

3 – fall

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 – summer, spring

EDCT-GE 2505

NYU Composer’s Forum

3 – fall, spring, summer

Performance Practice

3 points

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

3 – fall, summer, spring

Other Courses in Area of Concentration

6 points

MPATC-GE 2550

Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives

3 – fall

MPATC-GE 2555

Film Music Editing

3 – fall, spring

MPAPA-GE 2150

Environment/Motion Picture Management and Finance

3 – spring

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

Music Theory

MPATC-GE 2200

Seminar in Music Theory

3 – fall

MPATC-GE 2123

Analysis of Contemporary Practices

3

MPATC-GE 2020

Advanced Orchestration

3 – fall, spring

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE 2440

Music in the Baroque Period

3

MPATC-GE 2073

Music in the Classical Era

3

MPATC-GE 2460

Music in the Romantic Period

3

MPATC-GE 2069

Opera in the Twentieth Century Performing Arts Administration

 

MPAPA-GE 2130

Environment of Performing Arts Administration

3

MPAPA-GE 2131

Principles & Practices of Performing Arts Administration

3

Related areas of interest

MPATC-GE 2042

Psychology of Music

3 – spring, summer

MPATE-GE 2047

Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition

3 – fall, summer

MPAME-GE 2096

Advanced Instrumental Conducting

3 – summer

 

Internship in the Music Industry

1-3

 

Jazz Piano/Arranging

2 – fall, spring

MPATE-GE 2604

Audio for Games and Immersive Env.

3 – fall, spring

MPATE-GE 2628

Audio for the Web

3 – fall, spring

MPATE-GE 2627

Aesthetics of Recording

3 – fall, spring

MPAME-GE 2118

Independent Study

1-3

ARTCR-GE 2235

History of New Media

3

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE

3 points

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music (seminar and professional DVD demo)

3 – fall, spring

* 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

 

Master's in Music Technology: Scoring for Film and Multimedia Sequence: 45 pts

Full Time

Course Distribution:

  • MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CORE courses address the technical/compositional aspects of computer music synthesis, digital recording, digital editing, MIDI, and multimedia.
  • MUSIC COMPOSITION courses emphasize both traditional and film approaches to composition and orchestration.
  • SCORING FOR FILM AND MULTIMEDIA courses are specific to composing, analyzing, and synchronizing music for film and multimedia.
  • ELECTIVES may include courses in aesthetics or applicable sciences. Students may also elect to conduct independent research or to participate in the NYU Internship Program.
  • FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT In addition to the written component required of all Master's projects, a score must be composed for a work in film, multimedia, or live multimedia performance.

Suggested Sequence: Semester I (Fall)

MPATE-GE 2600

Digital Audio Processing I *

3

MPATC-GE 2550

Film Music: Aesth/Hist Perspectives #

3

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATE-GE 2620

Audio for Video 1 #

3

Suggested Sequence: Semester II (Spring)

MPATE-GE 2601

Digital Audio Processing II *

3

MPATE-GE 2621

Audio for Video II #

3

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition

3

 

Composer's Forum

1

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

2

Suggested Sequence: Semester III (Summer)

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia # +

3

Suggested Sequence: Semester IV (Fall)

MPATC-GE 2020

Advanced Orchestration

3

MPATE-GE 2603

Digitally Controlled Music Systems *

3

MPATE-GE 2047

Advanced Computer Music Composition * *

3

Suggested Sequence: Semester V (Spring)

MPATE-GE 2616

Master’s Project Prep. (Colloquy) *

3

MPATE-GE 2036

Advanced Musical Acoustics *

3

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia #

3

* Music Technology requirement

# Scoring for Film and Multimedia Courses

+ Includes enrollment in the Buddy Baker Scoring Seminar

For advisement, contact Dr. Ronald H. Sadoff at (212) 998-5779

A minimum of 23 points in 2000 level courses must be completed.

All graduate students must satisfy the departmental music theory and history requirement by exam or by additional course work.

M.M. in Performance and Composition with Concentration in Music Composition: 36 pts

CORE
(two courses from the following by advisement)

6 points

Research

MPAME-GE 2021

Music Reference and Research Materials

3

MPAJZ-GE 2271

Reference and Research in Jazz

3

MPAVP-GE 2066

Music Theatre: Process and Analysis

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE 2151

Sonata in the 19th Century

3

MPATC-GE 2039

Contemporary Music

3

MPATC-GE 2046

Music Criticism

3

AREA OF CONCENTRATION: MUSIC COMPOSITION

18 points

 

Applied Instrument - Composition

9

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

9

Ensemble

6 points

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition

3

 

NYU Composer’s Forum

3

Performance Practice
(one course from the following by advisement)

3 points

MPATC-GE 2127

Compositional Processes in the Symphony

3

MPATC-GE 2020

Advanced Orchestration

3

GUIDED ELECTIVES
from the following sample of courses by advisement

9 points

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

Music Theory

MPATC-GE 2123

Analysis of Contemporary Practices

3

MPATC-GE 2200

Seminar in Music Theory

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE 2440

Music in the Baroque Period

3

MPATC-GE 2073

Music in the Classical Era

3

MPATC-GE 2460

Music in the Romantic Period

3

Performing Arts Administration

MPAPA-GE 2130

Environment of Performing Arts Administration

3

MPAPA-GE 2131

Principles & Practices of Performing Arts Administration

3

Related areas of interest

MPATC-GE 2042

Psychology of Music

3

MPATE-GE 2047

Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition

3

MPATC-GE 2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

3

MPAME-GE 2096

Advanced Instrumental Conducting

3

 

Internship in the Music Industry

1 - 3

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE

3 points

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music - assessed public recital and related research paper

3

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

Composing for Video Games: 39 pts

"Composing for Video Games" is a sequence of courses within the Film Scoring curriculum, designed around the unique technical and creative demands posed by interactive game environments.  Composing Adaptive Music is addressed through a host of interwoven courses such as "Composing for Video Games," "Audio for Games" and "Max Programming".

Suggested sequence:

YEAR 1

Semester I (Fall)

12 points

MPATC-GE 2550

Film & Multimedia: Analysis

3

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATE-GE 2128

Composing for Games

3

 

Composers Forum 

1

MPATC-GE 2321

Arranging/Orchestration

2

Semester II (Spring)

12 points

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition

3

MPATE-GE 2604

Audio for Games 

3

MPATC-GE 2042

Psychology of Music/Cognate 

3

 

Composers Forum   

1

MPATC-GE 2321

Arranging/Orchestration

2

YEAR 2

Semester III (Fall)

12 points

EDCT-GE 2505

Simulations and Games for Education (or Computer Games)

3

MPATC-GE 2321

Private Composition 

3

MPATE-GE 2628

Audio for the Web

3

MPATE-GE 2614

Max Programming

3

MPATC-GE 2028

Seminar in Composition 

3

Semester IV (Spring)

3 points

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music (seminar and professional DVD demo) / Final Project

3

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