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Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games

Berklee College of Music

18 months
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44360 USD/year
44360 USD/year
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About

As a composer for visual media, you’re committed to telling the story that images alone cannot, and we are committed to helping you do that. The Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games at Berklee College of Music gives you an advanced education that will sharpen your scoring skills and develop your personal voice.

Overview

The Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games at Berklee College of Music focuses on the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and producing music for the screen. You’ll design an individualized course of study in collaboration with graduate advisors in a manner that best meets your career and artistic goals. 

Scoring for film, television, and video games students are required to complete a culminating experience that serves as both a practicum and a bridge to the professional world. The tangible end product of this experience will take the form of an original score, scholarly paper and/or research project, or other enterprise that offers an original solution to the challenge of marrying music to visual media, specifically, film, television, and video games. You will work in consultation with your faculty advisor and/or the program director to develop your project, the goal of which is a professional outcome. A culminating experience committee evaluates the final project that results from the culminating experience.

Key facts:

Upon completion of the program you will be able to:

  • synthesize the language of visual media;
  • evaluate and apply leadership models as tools for ethical and culturally influenced decision-making;
  • interpret and apply musically artistic aesthetics to visual media projects in different styles;
  • analyze and research techniques of leading masters of music composition, orchestration, and arranging;
  • synthesize intellectual property laws, with particular attention to artistic contracts;
  • design project management plans for emerging new media scoring models;
  • assess financial considerations in the commerce of music within the entertainment economy; and
  • exhibit expertise in the technology applications appearing in media scoring and sound environments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Scoring: Narrative Analysis
  • Directed Study 
  • Video Game Scoring Techniques
  • Advanced Dramatic Orchestration 
  • Recording, Editing and Mixing Techniques for Film Composers
  • Technology in Media Scoring
  • Conducting for Scoring
  • Advising
  • Principles of Music Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

40 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of Bachelor's Degree
  • Student Visas
  • English Language Requirement
  • Supporting Materials

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22180 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    44360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22180 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Valencia

560 - 966 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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