Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Master of Philosophy in Film Music

The Master of Philosophy in Film Music in Arts is offered by Stellenbosch University.

Program Length: 1 YEAR.

Master of Philosophy in Film Music offered by the Stellenbosch University at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Presenting the opportunity to conduct advanced research into film music fundamentals, the MPhil in Film Music develops and strengthens candidates' knowledge of film scoring by means of a systematic study of film scores, orchestration, theory and technology.

Taken over one year, the programme consists of a thesis (50% of the final mark) and a composition portfolio. Formal training in music is not a requirement for this programme.

Programme Structure
The programme consists of advanced theory and practical applications in the field of film music.

Duration of Programme
The programme extends over one academic year.

Programme Content

Compulsory Modules
Composition (90)
Thesis (Film Music) (90)
Assessment and Examination

Assignments, consisting of practical and written components, are required. Assignments are assessed externally. The thesis is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University. See the regulations as stipulated in the section on postgraduate qualifications in Part 1 of the Calendar.

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