Online Music for Film, TV, and Games Courses

Our 12-week online music for film, tv, and games courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs
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    OMPRD-389
    Audio Post Production for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a more marketable and in-demand producer by mastering the tools and techniques necessary to complete a full audio post production project, including sound design, foley, dialogue, and music for a short film.
    OCOMP-599
    Composing the Orchestral Film Score
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Students enrolled in this course will compose, mock up, orchestrate, and copy a cue that will be recorded remotely with a professional orchestra. The course emphasizes the process, laying out the stages of production from preparation of Pro Tools sessions to working with the orchestra and mixing the cue.
    OCOMP-590
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring provides the student with methods and exercises for expanding their compositional voice.
    OCOMP-285
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to construct your own melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic language through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques. In this music composition course you'll develop your unique, compositional voice to write music for visual media, concerts, recitals, or personal enjoyment.
    OCOMP-385
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 2
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a solid knowledge of modern instrumental writing and competence using twentieth century techniques in composition. In addition, you will gain enhanced listening skills to identify and appreciate new musical styles, and be capable of implementing these skills in your writing, enriching your capacity to express yourself in this intellectually stimulating musical idiom.
    OCOMP-693
    Culminating Experience in Film Scoring 1
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OCOMP-695
    Culminating Experience in Film Scoring 2
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OCOMP-525
    Film Score Analysis
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Film Score Analysis examines music’s role in film storytelling, explores how film composers establish and use an effective musical vocabulary, and expands your overall knowledge of film, teaching you to see films through the lens of a filmmaker.
    OCWPR-260
    Film Scoring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.
    OMPRD-345
    Game Audio Production with Wwise
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is designed for the musician who wants to compose music, unique sound, and creature voices for video games. Focusing on both the creative process of designing unique audio and the practical challenges of putting that content into a game, Game Audio Production with Wwise prepares students for all major aspects of game audio production and implementation.
    OLART-205
    Game Design Principles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course provides an overview of video game design, exploring the iterative process of coming up with ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising that is at the heart of the video game industry. You will analyze games and examine the principles of game design from a visual studies perspective.
    OCOMP-492
    Interactive Scoring for Games
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Whether you’re working on a small iPhone or Facebook game, or a large PlayStation or Xbox title, this course will teach you the fundamental music approaches and skills that professional composers use to create interactive scores for games.
    OLART-160
    Introduction to Digital Cinematography
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques for producing any kind of video, including a music video or short film.
    OMPRD-295
    Introduction to Game Audio
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OCOMP-588
    Mixing the Film Score
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OCOMP-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OCOMP-491
    Music Composition for Film and TV 2
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMBUS-496
    Music Licensing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music! In this course, you'll discover how to create new avenues for placement of your own music, identify current opportunities for your copyrights, and how to use online resources to introduce your music to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.
    OMBUS-495
    Music Supervision 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Music supervision stands at the center of two very powerful groups in the music industry: the creators of the music and the film and TV productions that rely on music to help tell and sell their story to the public. This course explores the ins and outs of music supervision, so that you will be able to function effectively on either side of a licensing transaction.
    OCOMP-110
    Music Theory and Composition 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a solid understanding of music fundamentals while building your own musical language. In this course you’ll take a detailed look at the major and minor keys, and be given tools to help you comprehend scales and chords. This course includes a blend of both traditional and contemporary harmony.
    OCOMP-111
    Music Theory and Composition 2
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Build upon the essential elements of music theory and composition you learned in Music Theory and Composition 1 and further your own musical language. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of major and minor key harmony and melody, in addition to scales, chords, and drum grooves.
    OCOMP-210
    Music Theory and Composition 3
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This core course is the third of a four-semester curriculum that continues to lay the foundation for your musical development. The materials covered in this course will help you to express your musical ear and thoughts as applied to composition for film, TV, and video games.
    OCOMP-211
    Music Theory and Composition 4
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on the foundation of the previous three levels, Music Theory and Composition 4 will introduce compositional techniques first pioneered by twentieth century European and American composers and will examine them in both classical and jazz/popular music contexts. This advanced music theory course will also help you express your musical ideas as applied to composition for film, TV, and video games.
    OMPRD-250
    Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn all the steps and tools necessary to create a high-quality audiovisual experience, including how to assemble, enhance, and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content.
    OCOMP-507
    Orchestral Mockups in Film Scoring
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    This course emphasizes the creation of realistic-sounding orchestral sequences, using current, professional-level orchestral sample libraries and DAWs. Students will learn how to emulate live orchestral performances and recordings in the most musical and expressive way, using industry-standard tools and techniques utilized by composers across the film, TV, and video game scoring industries.
    OCOMP-637
    Orchestrating the Film Score with Live Sessions
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    The focus of this course will be on orchestration within the context of recording a film score. There will be two recording sessions that are intended to be mixed with prerecorded samples and/or purely electronic elements. The sessions will be conducted remotely. The students will be responsible for mixing their cue to completion.
    OCOMP-577
    Professional Film Scoring Skills 1: Collaboration and Communication
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OCOMP-650
    Professional Film Scoring Skills 2: Building Your Career
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    The goal of this course is to give students the tools to integrate the components needed to have a sustainable career in the film scoring field. This course will allow students to learn about and practice combining their creative skills with practical, business, social, ethical, and industry skills.
    OSONG-380
    Songwriting for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the techniques of writing music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, editors, directors, and producers across any number of different genres.
    OCOMP-662
    Stylistic Adaptations in Film Scoring
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OCOMP-677
    Synthesis, Sampling, and Sound Design in Film Scoring: Electronic and Textural Resources
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    This course focuses on using sound as texture within the film score, working with raw and electronic sound material to create innovative and cutting-edge soundscapes. Following an overview of music synthesis concepts, you will use software synthesizers and samplers to develop your own unique sounds and create dramatic musical soundscapes.
    OLSOC-150
    The Language of Film and TV
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a thorough understanding of film and television, and learn to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and others involved in the production of these media.
    OCWPR-385
    Writing and Producing Advertising Music
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Gain a practical working knowledge of how to compose, produce, market and monetize commercial music in three important categories: jingles, library music, and television theme music and scoring.