Should I Become A Film Composer (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Film Composers

Film Composers Film composers create original pieces of music to go into films. They work collaboratively with other professionals to write music with the right tone for certain scenes in the film, and then they record the music that they have written.

Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in learning how to compose original film scores?
Are you a creative individual who likes composing music?
Are you willing to collaborate with others to create a cohesive piece of art?
Can you handle strict deadlines that come down from a movie studio?
Do you have strong communication skills that will allow you to work with other professionals?
Are you interested in composing different types of music based on the artistic vision of a film?
Are you willing to study film materials closely to understand what a director is trying to achieve?
Are you patient enough to deal with setbacks during the creative process of creating music for a film?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

A film composer needs to be a creative individual who is comfortable working with other professionals. They must be willing to collaborate with other professionals to ensure that the artistic vision of a project is realized. This means that they must possess strong communication skills while also having enough patience to deal with setbacks.

Pros and Cons


Getting to Be Creative

Being able to let your creativity out is one of the biggest perks of working as a film composer. Film composers are able to express themselves by creating unique pieces of music that are designed to match up with the artistic visions of various films.

Working Closely with Other Creative Individuals

Working closely with other creative individuals has the potential to be very satisfying. Film composers will be collaborating with other talented creative people such as film directors to create a collaborative work of art.

Being Able to Work Alone

Despite needing to collaborate with others, film composers also spend a significant amount of time working alone. A film composer is given ample time to come up with original music for film scores, and they’re largely left to their own devices after being given the right reference materials. 



Deadlines will be difficult to deal with for some film composers. Films have target dates for completion, and a film composer will need to be able to deliver a completed film score in a specified amount of time.

You Don't Have Complete Artistic Freedom

Film composers are allowed to be creative and bring their unique qualities to a project, but that doesn’t mean that they have complete artistic freedom. Some ideas might get shot down because a film director has a different idea for the type of music that should accompany a given scene.

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