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Graduate Certificate

Compositional Approaches to Film Scoring

Next Semester Starts January 11, 2021

Tuition

$8,280

3 Courses (9 Credits) or $2,760 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 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Film Score Analysis (OCOMP-525)
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Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Timothy Huling

Film Score Analysis examines music’s role in film storytelling, explores how film composers establish and use an effective musical vocabulary, and expands your overall knowledge of film, teaching you to see films through the lens of a filmmaker.

Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring (OCOMP-590)
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Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Ben Newhouse

Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring provides the student with methods and exercises for expanding their compositional voice.

Stylistic Adaptations in Film Scoring (OCOMP-662)
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Level 6 - Enrollable Course
by Richard Davis

Whether the location of a film is a certain country, or the characters are from a particular part of the world, a director may want to reflect the culture being shown to varying degrees. This course will present a framework by which you will learn how to research and make appropriate choices for films that require music of a different culture.

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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