2018 will see the launch of Australia’s first program in Composition for Film and Video Games, under the direction of the Head of the School, American composer Professor Kenneth Lampl.
Professor Lampl, who was a former faculty member of the renowned Juilliard School in New York City, has written music for more than 70 films, TV shows and video games. His vision for the School is to nurture outstanding musical artistry through the intersection of performance, composition and technology, with the School's new state-of-the-art recording studio playing a significant part in attracting students to the School.
"I am interested in fostering artistry through offering a diversity of musical experiences in an environment that encourages excellence, passion and entrepreneurship." said Professor Lamp. "Our program provides students with a unique 21st Century musical experience which includes composition for film and video games, classical, jazz and contemporary performance, audio engineering and recording."
The film and video game major will be under instruction of Dr Kim Cunio, an accomplished composer and performer, who has studied with a number of Australia's finest musicians including Australian composer Nigel Butterly, conductor and producer Eric Clapham, and Jazz guitar legend Ike Isaacs. Kim was awarded an ABC Golden Manuscript Award in recognition of his work with traditional music.