I just finished a very refreshing eight weeks of teaching Scoring & Sound Design online. My students included a computer science major, a music major, a theater major, and a media major. When I envisioned this class, I thought it would be popular with filmmakers and people who love movies, and I designed the assignments so you didn’t have to actually compose music or score a movie clip – it’s more conceptual. But when the students bring a deeper understanding of music to the assignments, and we can speak the language of music without alienating the other students – it’s more rewarding for all of us.

Of course, it has the benefit of being asynchronous and open 24/7, so just about anybody can fit it into their schedule.

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I’m thinking about an advanced version, where we actually do compose music and score clips. It would be tough to do online, but I think I’m up for the challenge.

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