Film Scoring

The mission of the Film Scoring Department at Berklee College of Music is to offer a unique opportunity for students to learn the art, craft, and tools of scoring for a variety of media, with a professionally active and respected faculty that provides a comprehensive and innovative curriculum.

To achieve this mission, the Film Scoring Department will:

  • teach the rich history and traditions of the field while encouraging diverse new practices and directions.
  • train students to compose using traditional ensembles and the rapidly evolving technology that together make up the language of modern scores.
  • guide students to create using their own unique artistic voice within a collaborative endeavor.
  • introduce students to the rich, diverse community of scoring professionals and prepare them to navigate the realities of a scoring career.
  • inspire students to be self-starters and lifelong learners.
  • prepare students to excel in both current and future interactive, immersive art forms that incorporate music.
  • empower students to shape the future of the art, bringing diverse perspectives and as-yet unheard sounds to life.

See a video overview of the film scoring major:


For further information about the Film Scoring Department, please email or call 617-747-2440.

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