Master Certificate

Orchestration for Film and TV

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Scoring for film and television is an exciting and potentially lucrative career, but to embark on this path with reasonable hope of success, one must first understand the key concepts, scoring techniques, and compositional styles used in Hollywood film and TV projects. This certificate program offers an in-depth education in creating the types of scores that will both compliment the visual and elicit emotions from viewers.

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9 Courses to Complete this Certificate

6 Required Courses

Film Scoring 101

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

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Orchestration 1

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

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Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra

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

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

Gain a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects. 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

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

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