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    Question School recommendations for studying film music

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    Hi!

    I'm thinking about going abroad for studying film music. In Finland there's no education for specially film composing. There are composing studies but they concentrate more on serious classical composing and I don't know if they are any use in the film industry.

    I think that England would be most interesting and easiest for me to go at. My English skills are fair and it's much closer to my country than US. Sweden could be one option but my swedish is so weak that it wouldn't do any good

    So if you know any good schools in England area I would be more than happy to hear your thoughts about them.

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    Tabbu
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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    Try the London College of Music and Media, LCMM. (Part of the Thames Valley University). I wouldn't be surprised if they did a short course on film music.

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    In the Netherlands, there's the Utrecht School of the Arts, which has a Composition for the Media course, which is in the town Hilversum (where the tv-networks are). It's a 4 year bachelor course, of which I'm in the second year. Classes can be given in English. In the Netherlands you can get pretty much around speaking English, as most people speak it.

    http://english.hku.nl/hku/show/id=59994

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    Quote Originally Posted by tabbu
    Hi!

    I There are composing studies but they concentrate more on serious classical composing and I don't know if they are any use in the film industry.
    I would go for the serious classical composing. You can pick up the rest on your own.

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    http://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/index.html

    http://www.rcm.ac.uk/main.asp?displa...ammes_of_study

    http://www.rncm.ac.uk/Place%20to%20S...TuitionFee.asp

    http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/

    http://www.ex.ac.uk/music/gradcareers.html

    Those some of the colleges in England - take a look. And take a look at the submission and tuition fees also. My old one is in there somewhere.

    The one Herman mentions in Holland would almost certainly be my choice for film/tv music today. ASFAK, in England, the Royal Academy would be the closest to what your require.

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    Great links everyone! Thank you.
    Passion for Sound
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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    I would just learn how to play an instrument very well. You can study how to compose on your own or study privately with a composer you respect.

    Of all the people that I know that compose for a living I hardly know anybody who actually has a degree in it.

    Ars

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    I know several people who majored in Film Composition at Berklee.

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    So do I but I've never really seen them do anything with it. But, I also make it a point not to really hang with many composers so on this subject I really don't know.

    I just think that learning music really well is better than learning how to score films which is something that one can only really do on the job.

    Ars

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    Re: School recommendations for studying film music

    I have.


    (This 10-character minimum is really annoying.)

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