Orchestration

Develop your music orchestration, film scoring, songwriting, and music notation background.

Orchestration 1

Learn to write and apply traditional orchestration techniques to both sampled performances and live orchestral performances.

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Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra

Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.

Music Composition for Film and TV

Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete “recipe book” for writing for film and TV.

Film Scoring 101

Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.

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Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1

Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this course is for you!

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Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2

Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.

Introduction to Game Audio

Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.

Counterpoint

Gain a broad overview of counterpoint and the art of writing lines that support both the melody and the overall structure of a composition - essential information for singers, songwriters, composers, guitarists and musicians from all backgrounds.

Music Notation Using Finale

Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.

Music Notation Using Sibelius

Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.

World Music Composition Styles

Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.

Master Certificates (8-12 Courses)

Orchestration for Film and TV

Gain a firm handle on writing and arranging (from basic to advanced) for visuals, a thorough background on what it takes to write specifically for film and television, and the ability to score visual sequences across any given content.

24 Credits
Arranging and Orchestration

Gain a broad but in-depth background in arranging—for the rhythm section, horns, and strings—to writing for the full orchestra, and gain marketable skills that’ll be put to work immediately.

24 Credits
Arranging

Featuring our most advanced and in-depth arranging curriculum, build the strong foundation and gain the tools needed to become an accomplished arranger, across various genres and instruments.

24 Credits

Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)

New
General Music Studies

Create your own certificate program by adding five courses from any interest area into a dedicated program.

15 Credits
Arranging

In our most advanced and in-depth arrainging-focused program, you’ll gain the vital tools you’ll need to become an accomplished arranger across a variety of genres, instruments, and styles.

15 Credits

Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)

New
General Music Studies

Create your own certificate program by adding three courses from any interest area into a dedicated program.

9 Credits
Orchestration for Film and TV

Gain the knowledge necessary to create dynamic orchestral pieces as well as a thorough background of how you can apply your creations to big budget Hollywood films and TV programs.

9 Credits
Orchestrating and Producing Music for Film and Games

Build a solid orchestral, film scoring and game audio background that can be used to further your career creatively and entrepreneurially.

9 Credits
New
Improvisation

Develop your ears and transcribing skills, learn the solo riffs, licks, mental process, and practice methods of the masters, and establish a solid path towards becoming an accomplished improviser yourself!

9 Credits
New
Jazz Composition and Arranging

Build your compositional and arrangement chops, and learn to develop your own catalog of titles and arrangements.

9 Credits
Arranging

Begin writing interesting, compelling, and original arrangements, and give your first hit song, film score, or club track the edge it needs to find its audience.

9 Credits

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