Film Music and Audiovisual Project (W3069)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Film Music and Audiovisual Project is a composition module with aspecial emphasis on the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to complete successfulscores and soundtracks to screen-based media.

Success in this context is deemedto include demonstration of a critical understanding of the nature of screen media and the demands placed on music in this context. The module is assessed through Presentation (PRE 30%) and Portfolio (POF 70%). You demonstrate your critical understanding through an oral presentation and by completing a portfolio of between 5-10 minutes of original composition/s, with commentary, which engage meaningfully with screen media and articulating your research, principles and practical approach.

It is important to absorb key concepts used in debates on thequalities and values of film and screen media music, debates which date back tothe beginning of the twentieth century. At the same time it is yourresponsibility to 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)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: