This course provides students with an understanding of the different compositional techniques used in feature film genres such as drama, suspense, comedy and action/adventure. The course content includes analysis of film soundtracks of the past and present, the business of being a film composer, film scoring technology, orchestration, conducting, and how to get started as a film composer. Weekly assignments require students to compose music to picture for subsequent review by the instructor. At the end of the term students will have created a large portfolio of audio and visual material.