Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
T +32 3 244 18 00 - F +32 3 238 90 17
Screen scoring 234226/2118/2122/1/65
Study guide

Screen scoring 2

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Henderickx Willem
Other teaching staff: Coppens Mathias
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

the lessons are bundled on 30 days, spread over two blocks of 15 days in the first and second semester. Register with Wim Henderickx.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

the student has passed for Screen scoring 1 or
for side entrants: the student has passed entrance test (interview + media music portfolio)

the student ha masteres the learning objectives of the previous course unit Screen scoring 1

Course content

- The course focuses on music for film, television and games.
- The course focuses on style composition: 'animation', 'action music', 'comedy', 'horror', 'main title music' and 'tunes', 'trailer music', etc.
- The course focuses on digital orchestration, hybrid scores, the art of mock-up (sample libraries).
- The course focuses on a basic knowledge of 'synthesis' (composing with synths).
- The course focuses on a basic knowledge of Logic Pro
- The course focuses on audio editing, recording techniques, mixing, sampling techniques.
- The course focuses on the film/game music business and history.
- The course focuses on working as an assistant (conforming, beat mapping, midi clean up, take downs, copyist work, Sibelius/Final templates).

Study material (text): Mandatory

The student must have a home studio:

- Logic pro X (or another DAW such as Cubase, Pro Tools, etc)...The course works with Logic
- Speakers (e.g. Yamaha HS7).
- Interface (e.g. Focusrite)
- Headphones (e.g. Sony)
- Microphone and xlr cable
- Midi controller (e.g. M-audio)
- Kontact and some basic sample libraries such as Albion One

The teacher provides teaching material and a syllabus

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic praxis30,00
Academic yearPortfolio70,00

Evaluation (text)

the evaluation is twofold:

- Portfolio 70%

- Workshop ‘scoring a short’: 30%
1.’Interaction with director’,
2. ‘Mocking up’,
3. ‘Rewrites and conforming’,
4. ‘Contracting musicians’ and ‘organization recording session’,
5. ‘Mixing and delivery’