Composing Music for Video Games

MUSC X 478.52

Through weekly writing assignments and audio-visual demonstrations, you gain an understanding of the composition techniques, organization, and delivery formats unique to the video game industry.

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Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Cover topics including in-game versus cinematic scoring, budgeting and project management, and contracts
  • Understand technological tools for asset creation and processing
  • Learn what music engines and compositional techniques are specific to video game music
  • Find the delivery of assets to different console formats such as Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and more
  • Weekly composition assignments focus on writing original adaptive music similar to works created for current games

About this course:

Through weekly writing assignments, and audio-visual demonstrations, you gain an understanding of the composition techniques, organization, and delivery formats unique to the video game industry. Topics include in-game versus cinematic scoring, budgeting and project management, contracts, technology tools for asset creation and processing, music engines and compositional techniques specific to video game music, electronic music creation versus using live musicians, mixing, composing for different game genres and audio formats, delivery of assets for different console formats, and pitching for projects. Weekly composition assignments focus on writing original adaptive music similar to works created for current games.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Composing Music for Video Games.

MUSC X 449.91 The Art and Craft of MIDI and/or equivalent experience in music composition is required. Students must have access to and working knowledge of a sequencing host software (Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, etc.) and familiarity with how to export audio mixes of their compositions into different audio formats.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Nima Fakhrara
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Fee:
$699.00
38 days left. Enroll by Mar 31, 2020
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
A sequencing host software (Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, etc.) and familiarity with how to export audio mixes of your compositions into 44.1KHz 16-bit .wav audio format.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Tue Jun 9, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217

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