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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, plot, editing, dialogue and other onscreen and soundtrack elements to create meaning and move audiences within screen narratives.

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Why study Screen Music at AFTRS

Studying screen music at AFTRS you will develop your own unique voice as you write and produce music in collaboration with students from other disciplines. You evaluate the most effective technologies to help you realise your ideas and undertake in-depth research to explore the possibilities of the form.

Immerse yourself in screen music

Study the repertoire of films, television, and interactive narrative, discovering how filmmakers and composers have worked in the past and present, taking note of shifting styles in music scoring.

Develop your individual voice

Write and produce music for a range of projects in collaboration with fellow students. Explore the possibilities of the form, find innovative approaches to craft, and developing your individual voice.

Who is it for?

Screen music is designed for those who seek the skills and knowledge to become a screen composer, arranger, programmer, orchestrator, copyist, or music editor of film, television, documentary, advertising or web-based and interactive projects. You will be equipped to work at a professional level on screen narratives of all kinds.

Career opportunities

Screen music at AFTRS enables you to work at a professional level on screen narratives of all kinds. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to become a screen composer, arranger, programmer, orchestrator, copyist or music editor in film, television, documentary, advertising or web-based and interactive screen projects. AFTRS screen composing alumni include Antony Partos (Animal Kingdom, The Slap),  Australian Screen Composers Guild president Caitlin Yeo (The Rocket, The Butterfly Tree), and Matteo Zingales (The Hunter, Farenheit 451, Mystery Road).