Advanced Professional Certificate
Orchestration for Film and TV
$12,1119 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,346 Per Course
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.
9 Courses to Complete this Certificate (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)
6 Required Courses
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.
Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
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.
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.
Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.
Electives (Select 3)
Choose any 3 electives from our course catalog
In this music arrangement course, you'll develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
In this music arrangement course, you'll learn to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the rhythms and styles that have influenced western contemporary music.
In this music arrangement course, gain a practical, real-world understanding of the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments, and learn how to properly apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
This music arrangement course takes your arranging abilities to the next level of development by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.
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.
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
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