COMPOSITION & FILM SCORING BACHELOR

The Composition Degree was born from an attentive fusion between traditional studies – such as counterpoint, harmony, orchestration – and an attentive look on the contemporaneous professional issues, in order to provide each student with all the necessary tools and skills to achieve his/her own music ideas with the most suited techniques. Each subject will be targeted to applied music: music for films, commercials, short movies, documentaries.
The student will also have the chance to develop his/her own composition knowledge with the support of music ensembles and with a deep look to the solutions offered by virtual instruments. The study of the different subjects (Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration and Basic Techniques of Orchestra Leading, Hard Disk Recording, Virtual Instruments, etc.) will enhance the student to widen his/her own specific knowledge. The student will develop a whole professional preparation gradually, attaining the most complete realization of his/her composition ideas.
An important yearly meeting, and strong point of the composition degree is the one with the strings orchestra, with soloists (woodwinds) and percussionists who will perform the scores written by all the students, allowing a real perception of all that was written. A large impact didactic experience.

STUDY-PLAN

1st YEAR H. ECTS 2nd YEAR H. ECTS 3nd YEAR H. ECTS
HARMONY
Harmony theories
and techniques 1
30 4 Harmony theories and techniques 2  30  4
Score reading 1 32 6 Score reading 2 32 6 Score reading 3 32 4
COMPOSITION Composition 1 60 12 Composition 2 40 12 Composition 3 40 12
Counterpoint techniques 1  30 9 Counterpoint techniques 2 30 4 Counterpoint techniques 3 30 6
Composition for music applied to images 1 30 8 Composition for music applied to images 2 30 8 Orchestration and Arrangement 30 8
Orchestration 1 30 5 Orchestration 2 30 4
HISTORY and ANALYSIS  Music history and historiography 1 30 2 Music history and historiography 2 20 2 History of music forms and repertories 30 3
Music aesthetics 30 5 History of music applied to images 1 30 3 History of music applied to images 2 30 2
Music theatre history  20  2 Literature and texts for music 20 4
MUSIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Music technology 1 20 2 Music technology 2 20 2 Music technology 3 36 3
ORGAN PRACTICE Organ practice and gregorian chant 1 30 4
CHOIR Choir 1 30 2 Choir 2 30 2
ENGLISH / ITALIAN English / Italian 20 2 English / Italian 20 2
ELECTIVE STUDIES
 Electives 6  Electives 6  Electives 6
FINAL ASSESSMENT
Final thesis
6
total hours 1st YEAR 302 60 2nd YEAR 332 60 3rd YEAR 308 60

 

COMPOSITION & FILM SCORING

ADMISSION TEST

1st day: 8 hours length exam to achieve:
  • Harmonization of a given bass, with imitated progressions for 4 voices
  • Flowery Counterpoint for 4 voices on given tune
  • Orchestra instrumentation (Beethoven ensemble) of 16 measures, taken from a piano tune chosen by the Evaluation Board

2nd day: 8 hours length exam to achieve:

  • Exposition of 16 measures of a piano tune on a given melody, complete with accompaniment
  • Creation with Virtual Instruments and mix of 20 measures taken from a score.
3rd day: Interview and discussion with the Evaluation Board of the tests sit in the previous days, score reading test and submission of works previously composed by the candidate.

 

HOW TO APPLY – DATES AND DEADLINES

The admissions tests for International Students are held in Mid July and Early September every year. The precise dates will be communicated once the interested students apply for the Courses and , in the case of the Pop and Jazz Course, pass the pre-selection phase. The APPLICATION PERIOD runs from January 8th to April 30th every year. Therefore the Deadline to send the Application Form and the pre-selection video is April 30th. Late applications will be singularly considered, at the Direction’s discretion, on the basis of possible available places and/or renounces. For further details on the Admission Procedure and to fill in the Admission Web-form, please visit the dedicated web-page: http://saintlouiscollege.eu/international-students

info: international@slmc.it

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