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Advanced Professional Certificate

Orchestration for Film and TV

Next Semester Starts
Jan 10, 2022

Tuition

$13,173

9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,464 Per Course
Only $11,855.70 when paid all at once

The ability to write beautiful music is rare, and rarer still is the ability to arrange that music in such a way that it enhances accompanying visual media, be it a film, television program, or video game. Drawing on the most up-to-date tools and information, this extensive certificate program will help equip you to become a more marketable composer and/or songwriter by offering in-depth instruction in orchestration while also delving into the placement techniques that will help your music find a home--and a paycheck--via TV, movies, video games, and other media.

Course Requirements

9 Courses to Complete this Certificate (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)

6 Required Courses

Film Scoring 101 (OCWPR-260)
Patrick Kirst
Level 2 Course
by Patrick Kirst

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)
Ben Newhouse
Level 3 Course
by Ben Newhouse

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)
Ben Newhouse
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)
Ben Newhouse
Level 4 Course
by Ben Newhouse

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)
Ben Newhouse
Level 4 Course
by Ben Newhouse

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.

World Music Composition Styles (OCOMP-493)
Phillip Sheeran
Level 4 Course
by Phillip Sheeran

Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.

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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