Composition & Media Scoring

Composition & Media Scoring

Composition & Media Scoring
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We offer limited-run Los Angeles in-person classes. Contact Admissions for details.

Who is this course for ?

  • Aspiring & established Composers seeking formal, complete training in scoring for Film, TV & Trailer music
  • Musicians who are interested in creating music for Video Games & Commercials
  • Anyone who wants to dive into the business side and revenue streams of being a Composer for Film, TV, Streaming networks & Music Libraries

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Dive into the world of Composition and Writing to picture. This 36 Hr course will equip you with all the necessary tools and expertise required to create the perfect Film score, Trailer music, TV/Streaming series, Games and Commercials. You will be learning from incredible composers featured on Netflix, Prime, Fox, MTV, Hallmark, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, History Channel, Syfy, NBC and Animal Planet and international trailer campaigns for video games like, The Amazing Spider Man 2 and The Elder’s Scroll: Back to Morrowind.

Prerequisites: Basic music theory, Attended our DAW and Synthesis & Sound design courses (or a solid understanding of those topics)

You will need to bring your own laptop, with all of the software you will be learning installed. Everything else is provided in class. Our door is always open for our former learners. So you are always welcome free of charge in case you want to repeat your class the next cycle it runs. Contact us if you have any questions.

Contact us if you have any questions.

This class is also included in our comprehensive 360 Academy Program

Course Highlights

  • 36 hours of world-class training in Music Composition, Arranging & Writing to Picture
  • Instructors featured on Netflix, Prime, Fox, Hallmark, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, History Channel, NBC, video games like The Amazing Spider Man 2 and The Elder’s Scroll: Back to Morrowind
  • Hands-on instruction in small classes (not more than 8 students) for individual attention
  • Music Business , Revenue streams for a Composer, Licensing and libraries
  • Free Garnish Sample libraries & Discounted software from our partners like Arturia

Meet Our World-Class Instructors

Our instructor roster ranges from Multi-Platinum Songwriters and Producers to rising LA Hitmakers and Artists. Have a look!

Need some help on a Project or Topic from class? No Problem. Our instructors can work with you 1-on-1 in Focus Hours

36 Hours

$1799 Tuition + $200 Registration Fee


(15 % off Early Bird Special $300 discount if booked 14 days before start!) Get in touch and our placement experts will follow up with information.

We can then set up an assessment call to get you enrolled in the most suitable schedule for you.

For one-to-one lessons, see Music Composition Private Instruction, and connect with a specialist on that page.

Composition & Media Scoring Syllabus

Corporate Videos

  • Principles and Workflow
  • Corporate video types
  • Writing to a brief- Key points to look for when reading briefs
  • Video creation process
  • The Job and Clients

TV Themes & Library Music

  • Performing Rights Organization or ‘PRO’
  • Cue Sheet
  • Spotting session and Spotting notes
  • Library music
  • Music publishers
  • TV Themes
  • Getting into library music
  • Royalty free & Subscription libraries

Trailers & Video Games

  • Trailer music structure
  • Sample libraries Start with a strong source sound
  • Gaming Audio & Music

Writing to Picture

  • Pre-production, Production & Post-production.
  • Setting up your movie project
  • Approaching the film or scene.
  • Write music that helps the picture, hits points

Commercials (Jingles)

  • Tracks in commercials
  • Demo pitch
  • Managing changes

Films & TV Dramas

  • The role of music in Dramas
  • Process and Timeline
  • Temp tracks
  • Underscore or story-telling
  • Evoking moods and emotions
  • Deadlines

Curriculums : Music Technology and Music Business are constantly evolving as you know. So we update our curriculums routinely to give you the best experience.

Contact us and we will email you the latest versions for all current course offerings.

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