Composers

Welcome Composers! Are you up to the challenge of creating the musical score for some of the latest video games and animated movies being created right here in British Columbia?

 

By following these materials, you will:

  • gain a sense of what it’s like to be a musician working to create music for games and movies
  • learn the various processes that creators go through as they encounter new project
  • gain a better understanding of how the things you’re learning in school apply in the creative tech industry


Composition is an open-world adventure, driven by improvisation and experimentation.


As you explore the realms of Rhythm, Tempo, Harmony, Melody and Texture & Timbre, you will discover new tools to upgrade the arsenal that make up your composer resource kit. If ever you feel stuck in progressing on your quest, simply respawn with a new idea! Advanced and seasoned musicians will be challenged by the many Side Quests along the path to your finished product.


Look out for the following icons along your journey:
 

The Briefing:
  • This is where you will receive your contract and be informed about the parameters of your mission.

In the Field:

  • Follow these links for inspiration and examples from around the web.  
Testing Grounds:
  • This is where you spend most of your time, trying out your newly acquired skills.
  • This place is free from judgment, where you can freely explore, make mistakes, revise and restart, as you feel necessary. Take time to reflect on and evaluate your composition.
Side Quest:
  • Keep an eye out for Side Quests that offer extra challenges and learning rewards.

Industry Voice:

  • These short video clips let you know how professionals working in the industry think about a particular area of music and how they apply it in their everyday work. You’ll see that not everyone thinks or works the same way - but this is fine! It’s what makes creativity so exciting.

Resources:

  • Here you can find links to websites that can help you to experiment and test out your new knowledge.

 

Click here to get started on your Quest!

Career Pathway Videos
 

Caitlin Yu
Head of Quality Assurance
Phoenix Labs
Burnaby, BC
 

Shannon Mason
Composer & Sound Designer
Vancouver, BC

Adrian Talens
Freelance Composer
Vancouver, BC