Profession

Film Composer


Description

A composer is someone who writes and directs original music used to produce various types of media entertainment. A composer's job is to help tell a story in a film, television story, play or video game without distracting the viewer. The soundtrack they create must suit the project and convey the appropriate mood and tone.Successful composers are versatile and has good team spirit, allowing them to work on a variety of projects with producers and musicians from various backgrounds. They have extensive knowledge of the industry and a passion and talent for creating sound recordings. Most composers are often skilled in playing one or multiple instruments and have a good ear for music.

Job Prospect

Medium

Work Environment

Composers traditionally contract their work with media or performance companies. After finishing one project, they look for the next, which could be with a different company or could even be in a different city. As a result, composers often work long, irregular hours at changing locations. When on the job, they write scores, or travel to and from rehearsals to direct and fine tune performances.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Diploma

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

Music