Music composition techniques for film, tv and video games


This course aims to introduce students to music composition for the film and video games. Throughout the 15 classess the participant will learn about  the history and evolution of film music, music therory (modes, special scales, etc.) as well as methods of writing music that is to be played along with or synced to an image.

History of film music

MIDI Arrangement & Orchestration

Analyse the musical needs of a scene


Composition Techniques for interactive Music

Ctreating Sound Scapes

The industry and advice to develop your career

Dates & Schedule

  • A total of 45 hours : labs & training
  • 15 classes of 3 hours each
  • The classes are given on Saturdays only
  • Saturday 10:00 to 13:00
**This class is given during the winter of 2019 in english**
Starts : Febuary 16th, 2019
Number of classes: 15
When : Saturdays 10:00-13:00
End: June 8th, 2019

Teacher: Medhat Hanbali


Medhat began his classical piano training at the age of 4, followed by studies in pop composition and arrangement at Cégep Marie-Victorin, and studies in digital music at the “Université de Montréal”.

He has also studied music composition with composer James Gelfand and writtent the original music for over a hundrer American and Canadian productions in film, television and video games including a multimedia show for the Montreal Planetarium.

Medhat has written arrengements for several artists such as Bobby Bazini, Gabriella, Felix Gray, Comeliu Montano, Genevieve Leclerc, Robert Marien and Christian Sbrocca.

Composer and Arranger for Film, television, video games and pop music since 2009.

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Admission Requirements

  • Comfortable using a keyboard
  • Strong knowledge of one of these software: Cubase, ProTools, Logic, Nuendo, Digital Performer
  • Pre-requisite musical training:
    • an Understanding of the concept of intervals (major seconc, just interval etc.)
    • an Understanding of Jazz chords (Major, minor, Augmented, diminushed and chord extensions).
    • an Understanding of chord inversion
    • an Understanding of temp structure


450$ (plus tax) for Musitechnic students and graduates.

600$ (plus tax) for the public

Number of places : 15 maximum

Level: Intermediate

Payment terms

By phone :

  • Inscription by phone at (514) 343-6524 during open days.
  • requiered : credit card.

In person :

  • Pay inscription fees via card (debit/credit) or cash.


You must be at least 17 years old.

Payments conditions

Full payment is requiered at the inscription. In person it can be done via credit/debit card or cash. When via phone or internet  the payment can only be done via credit card. No inscription will be taken on site by the teacher.


The direction keeps the right to cancel or report the activities for which the amount of participants is not enough. In this case, the full cost will be refunded :

by check, within 6 to 8 weeks, if initially paid in cash.

by card refund, within 90days following the purchase date, if you initially paid with credit/debit card.


Groups are as small as possible to maintain quality.  Since the activities must be self-financing, it is impossible to plan a refund policy at any time. You must check your class or work schedules before registering. To request a refund, you must communicate by phone:

  • During business hours,
  • At least one week before the start of the workshop.

The management reserves the right to modify its programming without notice.


The Branch reserves the right to suspend, at any time, the participation in the activities of a person who has disrespected a participant or staff member or who displays a contrary attitude to fostering a harmonious and conducive environment. to learning.


The meeting will be divided into two parts: theoretical and practical. In the theoretical part the teacher will use both audio and video examples to show in real time how to create a composition and how to apply the theoretical material. This segment will also teach orchestration techniques as well as the advanced programming in MIDI. During the practical part, the participants will compose a musical creation with the material learned at the beginning of the course and theu will have to have it finished before the next lesson. The teacher will be present in class to be of support to the participants and answer their questions in case of difficulty.


Every participant will have access to an IMac with Cubase software, Komplete from Native Instruments as well as a MIDI keyboard controller interface and audio console. Participant can also bring their own computer and composition software (Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Pro Tools, ou Digital Performer).

Important : each participant must bring their own pair of earphones to participate in the workshop.

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