This academic year, the first generation of students starts the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS). This new programme is aimed at international students who want to work as composers for audiovisual media. InMICS was founded by eight European and Canadian partners, four renowned conservatoires on the one hand and four established organisations from the professional field on the other hand: KASK & Conservatorium in Ghent, CNSMD in Lyon, Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini in Bologna, Faculté de Musique Université de Montréal, Festival International du Film in Aubagne, Fondazione Cineteca in Bologna, FilmFest Gent and Permission Inc. inMontréal.
InMICS is a two-year master's programme in which the student follows lessons at two of the four conservatoires involved. Students learn to find their way through the entire process of music creation for audiovisual media: from composing to recording to finding the right words to communicate with the visual artists they work with. Post-production and the promotion of their own work are also discussed in detail. InMICS trains composers to become highly specialized, individual, creative, critical and innovative professionals who will shape the cultural industries of tomorrow.
The three film festivals involved in the preparations for InMICS , Film Fest Ghent, Festival International du film d'Aubagne and Krakow Film Music Festival, are giving concrete form to their support for the training by offering 'InMICS composers lab', a programme full of master classes and workshops that will be embedded in the festivals.
The students are thus immersed in an international professional environment that offers them the necessary experience and important networking opportunities.
InMICS and InMICS composers lab were created with the support of the Erasmus+ and Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union respectively.