The course explores different techniques of soundtrack composition both from an analytical standpoint and from a practical, hands-on approach. We will discuss the role of the composer in a film production, as well as other sound-related figures in post-production: music supervisor, sound editor, foley artist and the editor. Modern techniques of composition to images and music production and MIDI orchestration tips will also be explored and discussed. The class is aimed at giving students a broad stroke overview of film composition as well as a stepping stone to build a demo reel. Students will compose music for several film sequences. The compositions will be discussed in class.