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.
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.
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- Directed Study
- Conducting for Scoring Sessions
- Video Game Scoring Techniques
- Technology in Media Scoring
- Advanced Dramatic Orchestration
- Dramatic Electronic Composition
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- 12 months
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Total Credits: 39/40 with optional internship
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Music Video Games & Multimedia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International43818 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 43818 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National43818 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 43818 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.