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-507
    Architectural, Acoustic, and Audio System Design for the Modern Music Production Studio
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    This course will help you understand, design, and implement a professional music production environment for the projects you embark on.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    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 learning the fundamentals of audio post production for film and television: sound design, foley, dialogue, and more.
    OCOMP-599
    Composing the Orchestral Film Score
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the orchestral film score process by composing, mocking up, orchestrating, and copying a cue that a professional orchestra will record in the 10th week of this course.
    OCOMP-590
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring provides you with methods and exercises for expanding your compositional voice.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCOMP-285
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop a unique compositional voice to write music through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques.
    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
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how film composers use an effective musical vocabulary while you expand your own overall knowledge of film, and start seeing films through the lens of a filmmaker.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-260
    Film Scoring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-345
    Game Audio Production with Wwise
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to compose music, unique sounds, and voices for video games and explore the creative process and practical challenges of game audio production.
    OLART-205
    Game Design Principles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn video game design by drafting ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising. This is the process that is at the heart of the video game industry.
    OCOMP-492
    Interactive Scoring for Games
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn 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 freelancer.
    OCOMP-588
    Mixing the Film Score
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the tools, techniques, workflows, and creative considerations specific to the creation of music for film and television.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCOMP-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood productions and gain a 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
    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.
    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 and how to introduce it to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.
    OMBUS-495
    Music Supervision 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the ins and outs of music supervision so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for yourself or client on either side of a licensing transaction.
    OCOMP-110
    Music Theory and Composition 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Gain a solid understanding of music fundamentals by taking a detailed look at the major and minor keys, and the tools to comprehend scales and chords.
    OCOMP-111
    Music Theory and Composition 2
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Further your own musical language by expanding 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
    Continue developing the foundation for your musical knowledge as you explore and express yourself through 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, learn compositional techniques first pioneered by twentieth century European and American composers.
    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 and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content on Final Cut Pro.
    OCOMP-507
    Orchestral Mockups in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to emulate live orchestral performances and recordings in the most musical and expressive way, using industry-standard tools and techniques.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    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
    Learn how to write music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, editors, directors, and producers across a number of genres.
    OCOMP-662
    Stylistic Adaptations in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to research and make appropriate choices for films that require music from a culture other than your own.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCOMP-677
    Synthesis, Sampling, and Sound Design in Film Scoring: Electronic and Textural Resources
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Work with raw and electronic sound using software synthesizers and samplers to develop your own unique sounds and create dramatic musical soundscapes for films.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    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 TV, and learn to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and others involved in the production process.
    OCWPR-385
    Writing and Producing Advertising Music
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a practical working knowledge of composing, producing, marketing, and monetizing commercial music, from jingles to television theme music and scoring.