Barcelona
9 months

Musical composition for videogames

Precio primer año €300

Description

In the past years, both electronic music production and the evolution of video games, has experienced unprecedented growth, resulting in it forming part of the cinematographic industry budgets, generating income and earnings.

Evermore, million dollar projects are launched onto the market, on which hundreds of professionals from multiple sectors, work on programmers, artists, experts in marketing, graphical, technical designers of sound … etc.

The video games scene experiences an evident need, of qualified personnel that undertake all the work that is involved in the creation of the music and sound effects of these projects.

Independently of the size of the projects: it can be about, a simple game developed by an independent video game company with limited personnel to daunting technical achievements, that year after year, make millions of players open-mouthed. All of them, need music and sound in order for the gaming experience to be complete.

The musical composition for video games course is intended for all those interested in learning how to create a soundtrack, from the study of simple programming till the day of recording is undertake in a recording studio, be it with a Jazz combo, a Great Orchestra, with electronic sounds or any another sonorous need that the project may require.

The intention of this course is to bring the student closer to a real-life-experience of the management, composition, and recording of a soundtrack for a video game. We will study each one of the steps that are necessary to take in order for you to not only know, not only how to work in the industry in an efficient manner but also how to network in order to attain success.

Throughout the course, we will have very special guests who will share their experiences with us in Master Classes: Oscar Araujo, Eduardo de la Iglesia, Matías Lizana y Pep Terradas among others. In addition, students will have the possibility of choosing to collaborate with recognized Universities of the sector.

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Syllabus

Iniciación - Level 1
  • Percussion and metals orchestration
  • History of music in video games
  • FMOD - middle-ware engine
  • Audiokinetic Wwise
  • MIDI sequencing and orchestral template creation
  • Sibelius
  • Instrumentation and MIDI orchestration, dubbing, melodic arrangement and harmony in virtual instrument sequencers
  • Sound design

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance to the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Advanced - Level 2
  • Chords arrangement, 3 voice technique, spreads …etc.
  • Voicings, drop 2, alterations, substitutions, step domain, diminished step chords, interior alterations of chords
  • Big Band Orchestration, free baritone, comping, static and dynamic tuttis
  • Re-harmonization
  • Changing bass chords, use, and construction of quarters and its variants
  • Harmonic omissions
  • Modal harmony, creation, connections, and disposition
  • Scale/chord relation in accordance with the technique used
  • Recording of a chord quintet
  • Orchestration for chords and wood
  • Analysis of melody and harmony with regards to the genre and period of time
  • Orchestration effect techniques

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance to the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Professional - Level 3
  • Musical Composition for different video game genres and differences between gameplay and film
  • Form, harmony and melody analysis applied to video games
  • Synthetic and ethnic modes
  • Chord creation with different intervals
  • Counterpoint
  • Loop creation using modern and classical harmonies
  • Resources for auditory fatigue management of players
  • Orchestral textures
  • The study and analysis of musical scores applied to film
  • Plot/script

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance to the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Requirements

Personal
  • For over-16-year-olds, only.
  • Accedited experience in music and basic knowlege of music theory.

Schedules

October 2021 intake - 9 months in duration. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday in the following available schedules:
  • Morning schedule from 08:30 am to 11:30 am.
  • Morning schedule from 11:30 am to 14:30 pm.
  • Afternoon schedule from 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm.
  • Evening schedule from 19:00 pm to 22:00 pm.

Observations
  • A minimum of 6 students are required to open the course
  • Class groups have a maximum of 12 students to personalize monitoring
  • Practical groups have a maximum of 6 students to personalize monitoring

The methodology used in the course is based on a blended learning format, incorporating activities that evolve in our classrooms and recording studios, supported by our virtual campus. Said activities include collaborative practices, magisterial classes, discussion forums and group projects among others. The course content is available online, accessible 24 hours, on any electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet and mobile).

The debate forums will stimulate critical thinking/analysis along with the exchange of ideas. The practices and projects objective is, learning by doing, and working in teams with other students. This is all closely overseen and led by our highly specialized educators, all of whom have extensive experience in the field.

Payment method

Option: Full payment upfront
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • One-off payment 3: 3,150€
The total amount with full payment upfront = 3,450€
Observations 1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted. 3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021. The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt. For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.
Option: Fractioned payments, domiciling it through a Spanish bank account 2
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 3: 390€
  • 8 instalments: 362€ (November to June)
The total amount with Financed payment, domiciled is = 3,586€
Observations 1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted. 2. To access the financing service the following is imperative: Spanish bank account information. TIN interest rate of 5%, 5,11% TAE. The payments will be debited directly by bank or cashier by the 5th of each month, except the first payment that will be done by a one-off transfer or in cash. 3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021. The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt. For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.
Option: Fractioned payments, without domiciling
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 4: 1.096€ due by the 15th of September 2021
  • 2nd payment 5: 1.096€ due by the 15th of December 2021
  • 3rd payment 6: 1.096€ due by the 15th of March 2022
The total amount with Financed payment not domicilied is = 3,588€
Observations 1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted. 3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021. 4. The deadline to make the first payment is the 15th of September 2021. 5. The deadline to make the second payment is the 15th of December 2021. 6. The deadline to make the third payment is the 15th of March 2022. The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt. For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.

Tutors

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If you prefer, you can contact one of our course advisors to help clarify any query, our experience is at your disposal.

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