Orchestration for Film and TV
$13,1739 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,464 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
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.
Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood productions and gain a recipe book for writing for film and TV.
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.
Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.
Choose any 3 elective courses from our course catalog
Develop your writing and arranging skills for small and large ensembles and learn techniques that you can apply to both live instrumentation and sequences.
Create great-looking sheet music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
Learn how to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the styles that have influenced contemporary music in Europe and the US.
Explore the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments and learn how to apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
Take your arranging abilities to the next level 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 freelancer.
Learn to use Sibelius to create lead sheets, scores, and parts, as well as how to enter and format notation so it conforms to current music publishing standards.
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