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 Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs

    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-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.
    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-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    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
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn the ins and outs of music supervision, from both the artist and the supervisor standpoint. Understand the tools used by production teams, and discover the creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices essential for artists who are interested in generating income from film or TV placements or students who want a career in music licensing.
    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.
    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.
    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: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.