Film Scoring Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2019–summer 2020 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2019, search major grids for past catalog years.

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    Core

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    Major

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    Liberal Arts

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    Electives

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-111 Private Instruction 1 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-10X LENS Seminar 2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
LENG-223 Literature 3
FS-221 Intensive Introduction to Film Scoring 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 3 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 3/Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 1 3
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
XXXX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 4/Solfege 2 - choose 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-232 Solfege 2
2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 1
CM-221 Techniques of Tonal Writing 2
CM-231 Instrumentation and Score Preparation 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble 1
LMSC-xxx Mathematics/Natural Sciences (200 level or above) 3
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
MHIS-20X History of Music in the European Tradition (choose 1) 2
FS-203 Scoring Technology 1 2
FS-241 Dramatic Scoring 1 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
LSOC-xxx Social Sciences (any LSOC course) 3
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose 1) 2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
FS-303 Scoring Technology 2 2
FS-340 Dramatic Orchestration for Film 2
FS-341 Dramatic Scoring 2 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
FS-403 Scoring Technology 3 2
FS-351 Post-Romantic Scoring 2
FS-441 Dramatic Scoring 3 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
XXXX-xxx Senior Portfolio- choose 1
FS-487 Senior Portfolio and Seminar in Film Scoring
FS-489 Senior Portfolio and Seminar in Game Scoring
2
XXXX-xxx Advanced Film Scoring Elective (any FS 400 level course not taken except FS 495) 2
XXXX-xxx Major Electives (select from list below)
CM-312, CM-341, CM-342, CM-361, CM-441, COND-351, COND-361, COND-484, CP-311, CW-237, CW-255, FS-271, FS-343, FS-371, FS-495, MLAN-312, MB-201, MB-211, MP-210, PW-265, PW-365, SW-273, SW-345, or any advanced film scoring elective not taken as requirement.
2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 3
Total Credits 12

* Offered spring and fall only

Study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that film scoring majors study in Valencia during their third semester. For specific program information, please see the chair of your major or contact the study abroad office.