Film Scoring Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2016–summer 2017 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2016, 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
LHUM-100 Artistry, Creativity, Inquiry 2
LENG-111 Writing and Communication 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-201 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
ET-211/231 Ear Training 3 OR 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
XX-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
ET-212/232 Ear Training 4 OR Solfege 2 2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
COND-211/216 Conducting 1 OR 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 3
LHIS-xxx History 3
MHIS-(P)20X Western European Classical Music 2
FS-203 Scoring Technology 1 2
FS-241 Dramatic Scoring 1 2
XX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
LSOC-xxx Social Sciences 3
MHIS-22X/241 African American Music History and Culture - MHIS 22X/241 2
LAHS-xxx Art History 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-xxx Music History Elective - Any MHIS-300+ course 2
LXXX-xxx Music and Society (from approved list) 3
LXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective 3
FS-403 Scoring Technology 3 2
FS-351 Post-Romantic Scoring 2
FS-441 Dramatic Scoring 3 2
XX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
LXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Electives 3
FS-487 Senior Portfolio and Seminar in Film Scoring 2
FS-xxx Advanced Film Scoring Elective 2
FS-xxx Approved Specified Elective 2
XX-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.