Specialist Certificate

Orchestrating and Producing Music for Film and Games

Next Term Starts April 3


If you already have a strong background in music and would like to expand the possibilities as to where your music can live, this certificate program provides a vital pathway into work for film, TV, and video games. The program begins with orchestration for strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion, plus approaches for writing for the full orchestra. Then, you’ll learn current techniques in film scoring and gain an understanding of video game audio. As a result, you’ll be better able to further your career, both creatively and entrepreneurially, in these more revenue-stable areas of music.

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3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Orchestration 1

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

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Film Scoring 101

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

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.


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