2017-2018 Catalog

MUSC 258 Introduction to Film Scoring

This course introduces students to the art of film scoring and provides an in-depth exploration of the field. We will discuss functions of film music and analyze preexisting scores that demonstrate varying dramatic situations, while also investigating the aesthetic relationship between film and music. Students will be required to write music for preexisting scenes throughout the course, as well as score student short films (senior comps) from Media Production majors. This course may be repeated one time for credit.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

Same as MAC 258


Music 100 or permission of instructor (basic experience using Logic, Ableton Live, or other DAW (Digital Audio Workstation))

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts