The Master of Music in Film Score Composition and Production takes two years and concludes with a corresponding academic degree of the same name. The degree is offered by ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands.
The program builds upon a profound study of composition and audio engineering. It gives previously educated film score composers the chance to record their own compositions for film with a symphonic orchestra, and the opportunity to learn about the business side of the industry.
Completion of the year-long vocational course Advanced Film Scoring and Production is recommended, as that course and the master program are closely related in terms of content.
The Music Composition for Film and Theater track of the Master of Music program gives musicians who have completed music studies the possibility to specialize in a field of their choice.
Academic goals are set by each student individually, and specialization is absolutely welcome. In addition to the services offered as part of the program, each student has access to a set budget for external lecturers.
This allows a high-level of specialization.
To ensure that each student possesses the basic abilities for working as a film composer, participation in the Advanced Film Scoring and Production preparatory course is required.
See: Admissions Master of Music Composition for Film and Theatre
Maximum number of participants:
Six per year
Approximately 2,000 euros per year for students with residence within the EU
Approximately 11,000 euros per year for students with residence outside the EU
Master of Music Composition for Film and Theatre
This degree seeks entrepreneurial students who see their career developing in a specialized area of the film music composition industry.
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Music degree
Each applicant needs a personally-developed curriculum.
The curriculum is written by each student individually. Academic goals should be outlined in the curriculum, including how these goals will be reached.
Proof of sufficient language skills by providing passing marks on a TOEFL or Oxford test.
Each student discusses his or her curriculum and expands upon academic goals in front of an examination board.
The student shows examples of compositional and technical production abilities. The examination board decides on admission based on the feasibility of the academic goals with respect to the curriculum and the examples submitted.
Participation in the Advanced Film Scoring and Production preparatory course is strongly recommended as preparation for shaping the curriculum.