Music for Applied Media

Master of Arts
Expert Program
Certified Program

Contents

Master of Arts (MA)

The Master of Arts in "Music for Applied Media" follows a modular platform affording graduate students, and professionals seeking further training and education access to geographical and scheduling flexibility. Moreover, as technology and trends develop, the modular system allows the program to remain up-to-date and ahead of the curve.

The curriculum comprises: Theory and Research, Aesthetics and Artistic Creativity, Hands-on Experience, and Business and Self-Management -- including disciplines such as Music Aesthetics, History, Composition, Theory of Sound, Acoustics, Audio and Recording, Signal Processing, Synthesis, IP / entertainment Law, Project Management, Professionalism, Entrepreneurship, Communications, and Ethics -- as such, affording our graduates an expansive learning experience, while working with our international faculty roster comprising established educators and professionals.

Music History and Aesthetics

Contents

Western Music History Survey I, II, III
Popular Music Forms, Jazz
Global Music: Traditional & Contemporary "World" Music Genres
Psychology and Music Perception
Music Aesthetics, Humanity and Society
Listening and Analysis

ECTS-Points

10

Orchestration

Contents
  • Fundamentals of Orchestral Writing: Instrumentation and Notation
  • Orchestration Methods: Legacy, Electro-acoustic, Electronic, Digital, Soundscapes
ECTS-Points

5

Composition

Contents
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Sonic Branding
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Orchestral Writing
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Television
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Games and Interactive Media
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film and Media according to Genres, Aesthetics Integration
ECTS-Points

24

Music Analysis

Contents
  • Listening & Analysis
  • Story Telling, Sound Design and Music Aesthetics
ECTS-Points

8

Management and Entrepreneurship

Contents
  • Survey of Business Administration
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Sponsorships, Funding and Financing
  • Marketing, Sales, and PR for Composers and Music-Artist Managers
  • Creative Leadership and Organization
  • Entrepreneurship Fundamentals for Music Professionals
  • Professionalism and Ethics
ECTS-Points

15

Music and Law

Contents
  • Fundamentals of Civil Law: Continental / Europe, Commonwealth / US
  • Entertainment and Contractual Law: Continental, Commonwealth
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Law: Continental, Commonwealth, China
  • Performance and Collecting Rights Societies: PRO's
  • E-Commerce
  • Producing and Presenting Public Music Events
  • Labor Law Survey
  • Introduction to International Taxation: Laws, Treaties
ECTS-Points

15

Music Production for Applied Media

Contents
  • Principles of Acoustics, Sound, and Audio Systems
  • Digital Audio Workstation Survey and Workshop
  • Methods of Sound Production and Design: Foley, Synthesis, Audio Signal Processing, Sound Libraries
  • Production and Project Management: Development, Phases, Timelines, Workflow, Pre-Production, Execution, Post-Production, Delivery
  • Fundamentals of Film Production and Editing
  • Audio Recording Workshop
  • Principles of Interactive Media, and Game Design for Composers
ECTS-Points

13

Final Course Project

Contents
  • Scientific Research
  • Project Management und Presentation
  • Final Project
ECTS-Points

10

Master Thesis

Contents

The program requires participants to create and produce a final Music for Applied Media Course Project, and a written supporting scientific thesis. Throughout the program, components from most teaching units are identified and discussed as elements pertaining to both final project and thesis. Participants are expected to demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the theoretical, practical, and aesthetical disciplines at hand by writing a scientific paper supporting their final Music for Applied Media media projects. Research and scientific methodology are to clearly convey the project’s rationale and objectives, including social and/or brand impact, target demographics, artistic direction, aesthetics, technical platforms, project management, production planning, delivery, and related business attributes. 

ECTS-Points

20

Contents

Academic Expert (AE)

This study program is aimed at composers, producers, sound and media artists, musicians and musicologists looking for careers in music supporting film, games, TV and new linear or interactive media. The curriculum combines practical training with theoretical knowledge and aesthetics, focusing on advanced music production and composition for Film, TV, Games, Interactive Media Platforms, as well as Sound Branding and Multi-Media-Marketing.

Orchestration

Contents
  • Fundamentals of Orchestral Writing: Instrumentation and Notation
  • Orchestration Methods: Legacy, Electro-acoustic, Electronic, Digital, Soundscapes
ECTS-Points

5

Events

Composition

Contents
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Sonic Branding
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Orchestral Writing
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Television
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Games and Interactive Media
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film and Media according to Genres, Aesthetics Integration
ECTS-Points

24

Music Analysis

Contents
  • Listening & Analysis
  • Story Telling, Sound Design and Music Aesthetics
ECTS-Points

8

Music Production for Applied Media

Contents
  • Principles of Acoustics, Sound, and Audio Systems
  • Digital Audio Workstation Survey and Workshop
  • Methods of Sound Production and Design: Foley, Synthesis, Audio Signal Processing, Sound Libraries
  • Production and Project Management: Development, Phases, Timelines, Workflow, Pre-Production, Execution, Post-Production, Delivery
  • Fundamentals of Film Production and Editing
  • Principles of Interactive Media, and Game Design for Composers
ECTS-Points

13

Final Course Project

Contents
  • Scientific Research
  • Project Management und Presentation
  • Final Project
ECTS-Points

10

Contents

Applied Media Music, CP

The certificate course Applied Media Music is aimed at advanced students and professionals working in the field of composition and / or music production for the media. The program offers the chance to particiüate in in composer-in-residence seminars and workshops with leading professionals in the fields of film, television, games, sound branding, and composing and producing orchestral music.

Orchestration

Contents
  • Fundamentals of Orchestral Writing: Instrumentation and Notation
  • Orchestration Methods: Legacy, Electro-acoustic, Electronic, Digital, Soundscapes
ECTS-Points

5

Events

Composition

Contents
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Sonic Branding
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Orchestral Writing
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Television
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Games and Interactive Media
  • Composition Workshop / Composer in Residence: Scoring for Film and Media according to Genres, Aesthetics Integration
ECTS-Points

24

Music Analysis

Contents
  • Listening & Analysis
  • Story Telling, Sound Design and Music Aesthetics
ECTS-Points

8

Schedule

 

Dates 

 

Oktober 2020 

Subject to changes

 

 

 

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