Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

From the paper: they shoot, they score

A new MA course in Dublin will teach composing for film. It’s a popular job in the US, but can such an art be taught – and to whom?

Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 14:01


Can the art of film scoring be taught or is it more instinctive than that? As a new MA course in scoring for film and visual media gets underway at Dublin’s Pulse College, I’d a piece in the paper at the weekend talking to some of the course tutors, including Conrad Pope, about what it takes to create a vivid, dramatic piece of music to match the scenes on the big screen. You can read the piece in full here.

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