Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques

MUSC X 483.3
Gain an understanding, and learn to emulate, current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Learn to sound like a contemporary composer, as many professionals are asked to do on assignment.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language
  • Analyze contemporary composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman
  • Compose short pieces applying these techniques on your own DAW MIDI setup

About this course:

Gain an understanding of, and learn to emulate, current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Very often composers are asked to compose music "sounding like" that of the major composers today. Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language of such composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman.You have the opportunity to apply these techniques by composing short pieces using your own DAW MIDI setup.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques.

Access to and proficiency in using a home studio with sequencing software, and samples are required for completion of assignments. The course does not include instruction in any specific software. Participants must already have adequate knowledge and resources to MIDI program short compositions and deliver these electronically.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Sunday, Tuesday
Instructor: Billy Sullivan
364451
Fee:
$699.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
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Notes

No meetings February 26 and March 5.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Feb 24, 2019
12:30PM - 4:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15

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