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Screen Scoring (SCOR)
- music.usc.edu/departments/scoring/ D class assignments available in TMC200; phone (213) 740-4721. Students accepted into a graduate program must take entrance examinations prior to their first registration. Any deficiencies revealed must be removed prior to completion of two semesters of course work. Transferring undergraduate students registering for the first time who have previous course work must take the appropriate examination for placement. Contact the Thornton School Office of Student Affairs for information. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - 1 unit has a $350 fee, and includes 7.5 hours of total instruction. 2 units has a $700 fee, and includes 15 hours of total instruction. Contact school for course level guide.
Practical composition course covering the unique art, craft, and technology involved in composing and integrating video-game music.
Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.
- Restriction: Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior
|42310D||060||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 10||Daniel Carlin||ONLINE|
Secondary instruction for graduate music majors or instruction for graduate non-music majors.
- Note: FINAL Deadline to request D-clearance: Friday of first week of classes. Contact Thornton Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thornton does not allow this course to be audited. For non-Thornton majors, individual instruction will be online-only and access to practice facilities will not be available.
|42320D||060||Lecture||TBA||TBA||2 of 10||Daniel Carlin||ONLINE|
Scoring principles involved in designing, timing, and composing scores for video projects, including documentaries, animated, and live-action projects. Will also include composing for live recording sessions.
Explores the sounds of and notations for the major orchestral instruments; provides instruction on implementation of those instruments in scoring and orchestrating for the screen.
Explores more sophisticated principles and techniques involved in the unique aspects of composing and integrating music for video games.
Examines the evolution of movie music from 1920s to present. Includes recorded interviews with the most significant film composers and film clips of their work.
Addresses the need for modern-day screen composers to produce and digitally record, sweeten, mix, and edit much of their own music.
|42365D||060||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Wednesday||19 of 20||Charles Gutierrez||ONLINE||PDF (118423 KB)|
Explores sophisticated principles and applications of technologies for screen scoring, including the use of synthesizers, samplers, and sequencers.
|42373D||060||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Friday||19 of 20||Patrick Kirst||ONLINE|
Research leading to the Master's Degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
|42385D||060||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 30||Daniel Carlin||ONLINE|
Selected topics of current interest.
|Studio Conducting and Contemporary Score Analysis|
|42390D||060||2.0||Lecture||12:30-2:20pm||Monday||22 of 23||Eric Schmidt||ONLINE||PDF (126509 KB)|
Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department.
|42397D||060||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 30||Daniel Carlin||ONLINE|
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