SAE welcomes back graduate and composer Jaroslav Beck

14 Oct 2016

SAE Oxford were delighted to welcome back Audio Graduate Jaroslav Beck on Wednesday 12 October to deliver an inspiring talk to students, alumni and the public on how to get a break in the video games and movie trailer composing industry. 

Jaroslav wasted little time in getting his foot on the creative industry ladder after completing his studies and now composes music for some of the world’s biggest movie and video games trailers with credits on titles such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Battlefield and World of Warcraft. In May 2016 he launched a company called Epic Music Productions focusing on the composing of modern cinematic music. He is also member of the Czech Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Jaroslav covered a range of areas in his talk that included ‘how trailers are made’, ‘how the cinematic industry works’, and ‘how to get your break in the industry’. 

Jan Halas, a second year audio student who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jaroslav commented,“The talk was inspirational and a nice reflection on the trailer and music composition of the industry.” 

Jaroslav reflected on his experience of coming back to the place that started his exciting career journey, "Going back to SAE is kind of emotional for me. It is just two years since I graduated from here but a lot of things have changed since then. I am not a teacher or a good speaker, but when a chance comes up to give back some of my experiences to the students and the institution that helped me on my journey, I can't say no."

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