Film Scoring Diploma

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.

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
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-10X LENS Seminar 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
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
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 3/Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 1 3
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 1
Total Credits 13

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
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
FS-221 Intensive Introduction to Film Scoring 2
CM-221 Techniques of Tonal Writing 2
CM-231 Instrumentation and Score Preparation 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
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 5
Total Credits 12

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble 1
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose 1) 2
FS-303 Scoring Technology 2 2
FS-340 Dramatic Orchestration for Film 2
FS-341 Dramatic Scoring 2 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
FS-351 Post-Romantic Scoring 2
FS-403 Scoring Technology 3 2
FS-441 Dramatic Scoring 3 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 1
Total Credits 11

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
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 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.