Curriculum

Each student proposes a track in two of the partner schools at the time of enrolment, adapted to their profile and area of research. This proposed track will be discussed with the jury during the intake interviews and will be imposed on admitted candidates by the InMICS Pedagogical Committee upon announcement of the results.

The course consists of:

  1. The main subject (composition of music for screen) supplemented by a secondary subject – specializations according to the places of instruction – weekly courses
  2. Two related subjects to be chosen from a list proposed by each institution
  3. Four cultural and theoretical subjects taught to all students through e-learning or visio-conference
  4. Two complementary subjects to be chosen from a list of 5 to 8 proposed by each institution (one subject each semester)

Please note that the language of instruction may not be English, depending on the courses chosen (multilingualism). Students wishing to apply to the University of Montreal should have an 12 level in French.

The research project will be organised as followed:

  • Each student defines the theme of his/her research project, and choses a referent teacher in one of the 2 awarding institutions at the beginning of the programme to follow up this activity. A co-tutor can be chosen in the second institution.
  • Each student follows a methodology course delivered by one teacher to all students through e-learning or visio-conference during the first 2 semesters
  • Each students hands in his/her thesis at the end of the 4th semestrer (by the end of August)
  • Each student participates in a public defence

Some subjects (cultural and theoritical subjects and research methodology) are taught through e-learning or visio-conference to all the students by specialists selected by the four institutions.

All students meet several times during the course of the 2-year programme for collective workshops hosted by the professional project partners, supervised by the InMICS Pedagogical Committee. Within the frame of these workshops, specific seminars and master-classes will be organised are part of the professional and entrepreneurial development of the students.

As part of the professional and entrepreneurial development, each student must undertake a professional internship in the field of music creation for the audio-visual.

CNSMD de Lyon (France) Faculté de musique - Université de Montréal (Canada) Conservatorio di Musica Bologna G.B. Martini Bologna (Italy) KASK & Conservatorium/School of Arts Ghent (Belgium) ECTS
PRINCIPAL Scoring for screen Composition for Video Games Electroacoustic Composition for screen Composition for Animation, Documentary and Video 39
SECONDARY Computer Assisted Music Electroacoustic composition OR scoring for screen (depending on Master 2) Scoring/Arrangement Electroacoustic composition OR scoring for screen (depending on Master 2) 12
Associated disciplines
Master 1:2 to be chosen amongst those proposed by each school
Master 2:1 to be chosen amongst those proposed by each school
Orchestration applied to music for screen
Musical acoustics & Recording techniques
Composition techniques (tonal)
Game Audio Creation & Integration
Music technology and sound design (creative recording techniques, sound processing)
Composing for Dance
Computer Assisted Music
Electroacoustic and multimedia technology
Silent movie / Improvisation
Composition for Musical Theatre
Postproduction
Post-tonal Composition techniques
12
Disciplines of culture and theory for all schools Introduction to acoustics, psychoacoustics and psychology of music
Film (music) History
Ethnomusicology
Analysis from musical and audiovisual perspective
12
2 complementary disciplines to be chosen each year amongst those proposed by each school

Improvisation

Art & civilisation

Histoire de la musique

Ecriture

Analyse des XXe et XXIe siècles

Compétences au clavier

Film studies

Visual music

History and analysis of music

Orchestration

Mixed music composition

Jazz composition

History of Jazz

Electroacoustic improvisation

Interactive Technology Audio Systems

Music Composiition for Silent Movies

Jazz composition and arrangment

Forms, Styles and Languages Pop/Rock

Orchestral Conducting

+ other disciplines

12
Thesis for all schools

Collective methodology course (semester 1 & 2)

Thesis writing to be submitted at the end of the 4th semester

Public thesis defence (October 2020)

20
Professional and entrepreneurial development for all schools
Internship (preferably year 1) 9
Master-classes and seminars Master-classes and seminars Master-classes and seminars Master-classes and seminars 4