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Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games

Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus)

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12 months
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43818 USD/year
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This one-year intensive master of music Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games degree at Berklee College Valencia focuses on the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and producing music for the screen using the latest technology. 

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Overview

The master of music degree in scoring for film, television, and video games offers an advanced, individualized course of study for students seeking to enhance their knowledge and hone their skills in preparation for a professional career in scoring for visual media. 

The program focuses on the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and integrating music for film, television, and video games. The course of study is designed by the student in collaboration with his/her graduate advisor in a manner that best suits and speaks to that student’s knowledge, skills, and goals. Graduates of this unique program are qualified to begin work immediately in the film, television, or video game music industry in one or more of the following specialties: composing, orchestrating, conducting, music editing, music supervising, music copying, music programming, or producing synthesized music mock-ups.

Program Highlights

Direct and Remote Recording Sessions

Several times throughout the year, students record their compositions on our scoring stage with professional session musicians from the main orchestras in Valencia. Students also participate in remote recording sessions with orchestras such as the Budapest Art orchestra, connecting with the studio team and the orchestra online, which is an increasingly popular way to record music in the digital age. The final project of the year includes a recording session at a major studio. In the past, students have recorded at Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London.

The Latest Technology

In today’s fast-paced industry, advanced technical skills are just as important as musical and creative abilities. Students become skilled users of the latest hardware and software on multi-computer systems in our tech labs and studios, where each station contains a Mac Pro, an i7 PC, an Xbox, Avid artist controller, Akai midi controller, sound card, and two 23-inch monitors. Up-to-date software is installed at each station, including Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic, Finale, and Sibelius (with Note Performer), each with a wide range of sample libraries and plugins available.

A Real-World Working Environment

Students leave the program with excellent working knowledge of industry workflows and processes. Projects are assigned in the same way that composers are hired in any real-world situation – including quick turnarounds, demanding producers, and the necessity to compose in a wide range of styles and genres to meet meticulous requirements. The recording sessions, both direct and remote, provide students ample experience in writing for different sized orchestras, including a full 50-piece orchestra.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Directed Study 
  • Conducting for Scoring Sessions
  • Video Game Scoring Techniques
  • Technology in Media Scoring
  • Advanced Dramatic Orchestration 
  • Dramatic Electronic Composition

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Total Credits: 39/40 with optional internship

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in music composition, electronic music production, or film scoring. 
  • Outstanding musicians with bachelor's degrees in performance or other disciplines, who have a strong background in songwriting or composition, will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43818 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43818 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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