Composing Music for Animation

MUSC X 485

Learn the aspects of scoring for animation including musical jokes, quick changes in style, and mood in wall-to-wall score by following broad schools of animation: story driven, action-oriented animation, and hip and quirky.

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Fall
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand the traditional and new approaches to composing for animation and how to build tempo maps
  • Analyze the differences between composing for animated films and TV shows
  • Compose your own cues for peer discussion and instructor critique every week

About this course:

Composing music for animation places special demands on the composer. Musical jokes are more prevalent, there are quicker changes in style and mood, and the music is often "wall to wall." This course addresses each of these characteristics in the following broad schools of animation: story-driven, action oriented animation, and hip and quirky. You learn about the traditional and new approaches to composing for animation and how to build tempo maps, which in many cases is half the job. The differences and similarities between scoring an animated movie and scoring an animated TV show also are discussed. You compose, arrange, and orchestrate cues in your home studio for scenes every week. Both peers and instructor critique each cue in class.
Prerequisites
One course in or demonstrated competence in harmony, composition, standard orchestration techniques, and proficiency in MIDI/sequencing. Students should have access to sequencing software (e.g., Logic, Cakewalk, Pro Tools) and a project studio to create cues.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Charles Fernandez
375811
Fee:
$699.00
12 days left. Enroll by Oct 1, 2020
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Notes

No meeting November 26, 2020.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Thu Oct 1, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 15, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 22, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 29, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 5, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 12, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 19, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 26, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 3, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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