Film Scoring Diploma

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

Students intending to enroll in the Film Scoring Diploma program are assumed to advance place in core harmony and arranging upon matriculation to the college. Please see the Film Scoring Department for guidance prior to registration in all semesters.

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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
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 1 3
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
LENG-111 Writing and Communication 3
Total Credits 13

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
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
ET-211/231 Ear Training 3 OR Solfege 1 2
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
FS-221 Intensive Introduction to Film Scoring 2
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
Total Credits 12

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
COND-211/216 Conducting 1 OR Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble 1
ET-212/232 Ear Training 4 OR Solfege 2 2
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 1
CM-221 Techniques of Tonal Writing 2
CM-231 Instrumentation and Score Preparation 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble * 1
MHIS-(P)20X Western European Classical Music 2
FS-203 Scoring Technology 1 2
FS-241 Dramatic Scoring 1 2
XX-xxx General Electives 5
Total Credits 12

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
MHIS-22X/241 African American Music History and Culture - MHIS 22X/241 2
FS-303 Scoring Technology 2 2
FS-340 Dramatic Orchestration for Film 2
FS-341 Dramatic Scoring 2 2
XX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-xxx Music History Elective - Any MHIS-300+ course 2
FS-351 Post-Romantic Scoring 2
FS-403 Scoring Technology 3 2
FS-441 Dramatic Scoring 3 2
FS-xxx Approved Specified Elective 2
XX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
FS-487 Senior Portfolio and Seminar in Film Scoring 2
FS-xxx Advanced Film Scoring Elective 2
XX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 5

* 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.