Stage and Film Music II. 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
101SFHI2 ZK 2 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Zbyněk MATĚJŮ, Michal RATAJ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to accompany the spoken word with appropriate music, analyse a film clip, comprehend the stage / audiovisual polyphony of expressive means, advanced level control of an ensemble of virtual instruments in combination with a palette of acoustic sounds, quality studio mix production/ sound in a DAW environment, basic production relationships of a collaborative work.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Learning objectives:

This is a two-semester course that can be taken in the first or second year of study. The prerequisite is the basic ability to work in a DAW environment (Pro Tools, Logic, Reaper, Live, etc.). At least a basic knowledge of virtual instruments, microphones, orchestration, harmony and other music theory disciplines is required.

This is a hands on class focusing on the compositional and technical aspects of audiovisual, stage and radio composition and the actual production of original music as accompaniment to a collaborative work.

Thematic areas:

The main areas of skill development include:

Recommended or required reading

Audio and video technologies of the Department of Composition.

Materials provided according to specific production during each semester (scripts, librettos, director's plans, etc.).

Recommended bibliography:

COX, Christopher - WARNER, Daniel (eds.). Audio culture: Readings in modern music, revised edition. New York London Oxford New Delhi Sydney: Bloomsburry Academic, 2017. 646 p. ISBN 978-1-5013-1836-8.

CHION, Michel. Audiovision. Columbia University Press 1994, ISBN 978-0-231-07899-3.

COOKE, Mervyn. The History of film music. Praha: Casablanca AMU Publishing Praha 2011. 567 p. ISBN 978-80-87292-14-3 il.

BORDWELL, David. The art of film: An introduction to the study of form and style. 1. edition. Praha: AMU Publishing, 2011. 639 p. ISBN 978-80-7331-217-6.

MCGUIRE, Sam, MATĚJŮ, Zbyněk. The art of digital orchestration. New York: Routledge, 2020. ISBN 978-0-367-36274-4.

Assessment methods and criteria

The grade is awarded on the basis of attendance (min. 90%), regular active work and a well-crafted compositional output. An important criterion is the individual creative progress of the student.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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