Music composition for Games

Within games, the music must reflect the current state of play and change dynamically depending on how the player progresses. This elearning course is an introduction for the musician, composer or arranger to the concept of music composition for games.

Why use music in a game?

Music helps to support game narrative and create an immersive experience for players. This video is an introduction to the art and science of scoring games.

Compositional techniques for music in games

Find out about looping, branching and layering, and learn when stingers and transitions are used.

Scoring elements of a game

Learn about different types of music required for scoring a game. Musical elements required in a game include intro and outro music, cinematic sequences, menu screen music as well as gameplay music itself.