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Professional Certificate

Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV

Next semester starts September 23



5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,545 Per Course
Only $6,952.50 when paid all at once

The Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV Professional Certificate Program offers an in-depth education in the key concepts, scoring techniques, and compositional styles used in Hollywood film and TV projects. You'll study the classics as well as cutting edge contemporary films, and learn to compose and orchestrate the types of scores that will both complement the visuals and elicit strong emotions from viewers.

Course Requirements

5 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Film Scoring 101 (OCWPR-260 • Level 2 Course)

    After a quick overview of the media industry today, students will learn the technical and aesthetic challenges in this highly competitive field. They will analyze and spot a film score and become better storytellers through various writing exercises.

  • Orchestration 1 (OCWPR-365 • Level 3 Course)

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

  • Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra (OCWPR-366 • Level 3 Course)

    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 1 (OCOMP-490 • Level 4 Course)

    Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood productions and gain a recipe book for writing for film and TV.

  • Music Composition for Film and TV 2 (OCOMP-491 • Level 4 Course)

    Analyze specific genres of film and TV music in terms of melody, harmony, and orchestration, and form a template that you can apply to your own writing.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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