N-MMC301: Music Composition for Media

N-MMC301: Music Composition for Media


This Music Composition for Media course is designed to build on the theoretical, practical and creative skills acquired in MPT201 and music theory to culminate in the production of technically and musically intricate musical compositions in a variety of genres with commercial applications. The course also serves as a platform for the creation of a professional portfolio so as to enhance the chances of the learner of gaining employment upon completion of the course.

This course can be taken as a credit-bearing module towards one of the qualification courses we present in Music Technology (refer to the entry requirements of the particular course)


Knowledge and experience in Music Theory Principles.

Should you whish to enroll into the course as a credit-bearding module for one of the qualification courses in Music Technology you need to present the necessary entry requirements as required by the particular course.


   Sucessfull Comnpletion for the course: N-MPT101: Music Protuction Techniques 101 (credit-bearing option only)
   Sucessfull Comnpletion for the course: N-MPT201: Music Protuction Techniques 201 (credit-bearing option only)
   Music Theory on at least level 4
   Computer Literacy
   English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.
   Basic mathematical ability.
   Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills.


   A Passion for music and composition
   Diligence, punctuality and dedication
   An Inquisitive attitude


This course allows a limited number of students per intake to secure maximum contact with the students. Each student will work on a dedicated DAW workstation during the course. Classes consist of practical hand's-on class exercises, demonstrations and assignments.

   A 2-hour theoretical and practical class is scheduled during the week. The exact time-slot for this class is finalized one week before commencing of the course and will fall between 9:00 and 17:00 during the day.


The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.


The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of Logic Pro X Digital Audio Workstation Software or any other preferred DAW.

In order to work remotely as well, it is recommended that students obtain their own licenses of the primary software platforms.


Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions.

All enrolled students can book and use the College's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course.

If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Registerd students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.

The course consist of the following topics:

Introduction to composition
Orchestration in Functional Music: Animations
Advanced instrumentation
MIDI and acoustic orchestration
Working with storyboard  
Melodic Compositional Techniques
Film music theory
Formal Music Analysis
Harmonic Composition
Functional Music for Corporate Use
String Composition
Composing for picture
Digital Orchestral Mixing

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