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Screen Music

Behind the scenes of 'Suburban Wildlife' | Dir. Imogen McCluskey | Photo: Chelsea Thistlewaite

Explore Screen Music: Discover how music works with images and performance to create meaning.

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Why study Screen Music at AFTRS

Develop your own unique voice as you write and produce music in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Evaluate the most effective technologies to help you realise your ideas.

Immerse yourself in screen music

Study how filmmakers and composers have collaborated in the past, taking note of shifting styles in music scoring.

Develop your individual voice

Explore the possibilities of the form and find innovative approaches to craft.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for those who aspire to become screen composers, arrangers, programmers, orchestrators, copyists, or music editors. You will be equipped to work at a professional level in film, television, documentary, advertising or web-based and interactive projects.

Career opportunities

The Master of Arts Screen: Music enables you to work at a professional level on screen narratives of all kinds.

AFTRS alumni include: Antony Partos, Animal Kingdom (2010), The Slap (2011), Jasper Jones (2017); Caitlin Yeo, President, Australian Screen Composers Guild, The Rocket (2013), The Butterfly Tree (2017), Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019); Matteo Zingales, The Hunter (2011), Fahrenheit 451 (2018), Mystery Road (2018).