Film Scoring Practicum for Documentary

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Film Scoring Practicum for Documentary is for advanced film scoring students interested in uniting a passion for composing with the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. This real-world experience is an opportunity to turn compassion into action by working with award-winning and emerging documentary filmmakers to score a series of environmental, social justice, and human rights themed short films (five to ten minutes) and podcasts that are intended to create positive change in the world. Students will interact directly with the filmmakers and with their professor throughout the filmmaking process to understand the intention of each film and the contribution music could make to it.  This is a unique opportunity to create a score for a full narrative and to use your talents to effect positive change.

FILM-305, FILM-307, FILM-340, and written approval of course chair (application required)
Required Of
Electable By
FILM and GAIM majors
Major Elective for
Film and Media Scoring
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Course Chair
Sean McMahon
Taught By
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