Advanced Professional Certificate

Orchestration for Film and TV

Next Term Starts January 8

Tuition

$13,311

9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
Only $11,979.90 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.

Requirements

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

6 Required Courses

Film Scoring 101 (OCWPR-260)
Level 2 Course
by Donald Wilkins
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Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.

Orchestration 1 (OCWPR-365)
Level 3 Course
by Ben Newhouse
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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.

Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra (OCWPR-366)
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)
Level 4 Course
by Ben Newhouse

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.

Music Composition for Film and TV 2 (OCOMP-491)
Level 4 Course
by Ben Newhouse

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.

World Music Composition Styles (OCOMP-493)
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 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

Questions?

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