Professional Certificate

Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV

Next Term Starts January 8

Tuition

$7,395

5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
Only $6,655.50 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.

Requirements

5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Film Scoring 101 (OCWPR-260)
Level 2 Course
by Donald Wilkins
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Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.

Orchestration 1 (OCWPR-365)
Level 3 Course
by Ben Newhouse
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Placement on television, in video games and animation, and other modern revenue outlets require a detailed understanding of orchestral writing and production techniques. 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
by Ben Newhouse

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
by Ben Newhouse

In this music composition course, you'll 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.

Music Composition for Film and TV 2 (OCOMP-491)
Level 4 Course
by Ben Newhouse

Gain a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects. In this music composition course, you'll learn to analyze specific genres of film and television music in terms of melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration, forming a template that you can then apply to your own writing.

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

  • Professional level 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

Questions?

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