Since September 2014 the ICSS partnership has been working on an analysis of the current state of the arts of the sector of music composition for visual media. The results of this survey constitute the first outcome of the ICSS Erasmus+ strategic partnership. The shape and content of the InMICS curriculum will be based on these findings.
The eight ICSS partners disseminated questionnaires and organized interviews in order to gather information, ideas, and opinions from people active in this specific field: from students in visual media departments and students in music composition for visual media to established composers, directors, producers, agents, journalists, etc. More than 20 professionals from various origins have been interviewed and about 40 higher education institutions have responded to our questionnaire focusing on the teaching of music composition for visual media.
All of this material was analyzed and brought together with existing documentation on the subject. The results of this survey were presented at a round-table conference in the frame of the 42nd edition of the Film Fest Gent on Friday, October 23rd 2015 (World Soundtrack Industry Day).
You can read the study online: Music Composition for the Screen: Picture of a Profession and Challenges for Higher Education
You can also watch a video presenting the results of the study with extracts from interviews with professionals and students.
The ICSS partners continue to meet on a regular basis to work on the development of the InMICS programme.
They organized the first creative workshop at the end in February 2016 in Bologna with students in audiovisual arts and music composition for visual media from the 4 Higher Education Institutions involved in the project for them to take part in a collaborative experience.
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