Arts and Cultural Management Music Production for Applied Media AE

Music Production for Applied Media AE

Academic Expert
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.

The program follows a modular platform affording students and working professionals seeking further education, easy access to scheduling and geographical flexibility. Moreover, as technology and trends develop at a great speed, the modular system allows the program to continuously remain up to date and ahead of the curve. An interactive teaching atmosphere, international top academic experts and practitioners lecturing in English, and networking opportunities stimulate and support students’ specific needs.
Target group Composers, musicians, sound and media artists, music producers, and musicologists
Admission requirements High level of competence in the field of composition.
General qualification for university entrance (High School or Matura/Abitur) plus minimum 2 years of professional experience in the field.Without qualification for university entrance (High School or Matura/Abitur) requires minimum 5 years of professional experience in the field. Time of study in undergraduate, graduate or continuing education can be combined with professional experience to reach the requirements.
Language English
Teaching method Blended learning
Start February 2019
Certificate Academic Expert
Duration 3 semesters, part-time
ECTS-Points 60  (Info about ECTS)
Course fee € 6.000,00
Organizer Center for Applied Music Research
Department for Arts and Cultural Studies
Contact Andrea Kaufmann
Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2571 , Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4570
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Modules on campus   Dates  
Module 1   4 - 15 February 2019  
Module 2   1 - 12 July 2019  
Module 3   17 - 21 February 2020  

Topics and Contents

A low-residency program with 3 on-campus modules, e-learning assignments in between and a final course project.
Topics   Content  
Orchestration   Orchestral Writing:
- Instrumentation
- Notation  
Composition   - Composition for film, tv, games and interactive media
- Sonic branding

- Scoring for Film
- Scoring for TV
- Scoring for Games
- Interactive Media  
Music Analysis

- Listening and analyzing musical structures
- Story Telling, Sound Design and Music Aesthetics  
Music Production for Applied Media   Principles of:
- Acoustics, Sound, Audio Systems
- Digital Audio
- Sound production
- Film production
- music production management
- Editing
- Interactive Media
and Game Design  
Final Course Project   - Scientific Research
- Project Management
- Presentation
- Final Project  

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International top faculty

Our international faculty board has included renowned international experts such as Dan Forden (“Mortal Kombat” series, “Injustice”), John Groves (sound branding expert, Groves Media), Andy Hill (“Lion King”, “The Beauty and the Beast”), Miguel Kertsman (composer and producer with over 200 releases worldwide), Darcy Proper (Oscar AND Grammy Award winning mastering engineer) and Mike Salvatori (“Halo”, “Destiny”).

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Deadline for Application: 1 December 2018

Deadline for Admission: 21 December 2018 (including payment of study fee)


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Contact: Andrea Kaufmann, P: +43 (0)2732 893-2571, E:

Course director: Miguel Kertsman, W: