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Graduate Certificate

Compositional Approaches to Film Scoring

Next semester
starts June 24



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $2,817 Per Course
Proof of a Bachelor's Degree Required
Train to think like a filmmaker and cultivate the critical thought to create artful and commercially viable film scores. Through the courses in this graduate certificate program, you’ll learn to balance original artistic expression with filmmakers’ visions. You’ll analyze, compose, and stylistically adapt scores for film, and study the dimensions of music that you can employ to support a film, whether it’s the narrative structure, setting, or the lives of the characters on the screen.

Course Requirements

3 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Film Score Analysis (OCOMP-525 • Level 5 - Enrollable Course)

    Learn how film composers use an effective musical vocabulary while you expand your own overall knowledge of film, and start seeing films through the lens of a filmmaker.

  • Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring (OCOMP-590 • Level 5 - Enrollable Course)

    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring provides you with methods and exercises for expanding your compositional voice.

  • Stylistic Adaptations in Film Scoring (OCOMP-662 • Level 6 - Enrollable Course)

    Learn how to research and make appropriate choices for films that require music from a culture other than your own.

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 Master's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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