Film Music and Audiovisual Project (W3069)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this composition module, you take on the skills, knowledge and understanding to complete scores and soundtracks for screen-based media. You'll demonstrate your success in this through a critical understanding of the nature of screen media and the demands placed on music in this context.

You demonstrate your critical understanding through an oral presentation (30% of marks) and a portfolio of between 5-10 minutes of original composition/s (70%), with commentary, which engage meaningfully with screen media and articulate your research, principles and practical approach.

You're expected to absorb key concepts on the qualities and values of film and screen media music, debates which date back to the beginning of the 20th century. At the same time, you develop a viable and focused project in an area of your choosing which demonstrates how you have built on these critical foundations.


33%: Practical (Workshop)
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 20 hours of contact time and 280 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.