Film Scoring Master's Degree Program

Culminating Experience in Film Scoring 1

Next Semester Starts
June 26, 2023

In this first culminating experience course, you will work one-on-one with an instructor to develop your final project. The project involves creating a hybrid score for a film provided by the instructor or sourced by you with the instructor’s permission. The instructor acts as the director and requests revisions and re-writes, emulating the professional world. You will use all the skills developed in the rest of your coursework to create a successful score. 

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By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Respond positively to instructor feedback
  • Rewrite and revise cues according to the instructor’s notes
  • Write and develop themes for longform format
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Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements

Completion of Mixing the Film Score, Composing the Orchestral Film Score, Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring, and Professional Film Scoring Skills 1: Collaboration and Communication is required.

The Culminating Experience project will include a minimum of 10 minutes of original music score:  either as a collaboration with a media creator, or an equivalent-length re-score of one or more pieces of visual media. Students should begin seeking collaborators or media appropriate for re-scoring prior to the start of this class if at all possible.

Film Scoring Rig: Click here for the full software and hardware requirements for the program.

General Course Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access the course environment and participate in Live Chats. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course. 

Mac Users

PC Users

All Users

  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Zoom meeting software
  • Webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • External or internal microphone
  • Broadband Internet connection


You'll learn from the best, in an exclusive one-on-one session each week. Meet your Film Scoring private lesson instructors.


Contact our Academic Advisors by phone at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or by email at

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