Instructional Method: Online. Music Composition (3)
This online course is designed for students of all levels who
want to try their hand at composing music. Projects cover
songwriting, film scoring, video games, commercial branding,
classical instrumental music, experimental music, and other
genres based on students' interests and levels of proficiency.
Students use a variety of software applications as well as live
instruments to create, record, and disseminate original works.
In addition to composing music following aesthetically
principled guidelines, students examine musical works from
across the stylistic spectrum in order to understand concepts
that cut across musical idioms, such as tension/resolution, text
setting, arranging, and musical form. Some musical experience is
preferable, but is not required.