West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Scoring for Film, TV and Gaming 

The Scoring for Film, TV and Gaming Certificate of Achievement (Pending) Program at West Valley College focuses on creating and producing music, utilizing technology and live performers for the purpose of scoring to picture.  The curriculum is comprehensive, covering areas of music theory, multi-track recording and music production, software music notation, cinematic orchestration, music composition, and scoring for various media in a variety of genres.  The West Valley College Music Department Digital Music Center supplies the necessary state-of-the-art, industry-standard tools for students to learn and develop their skills.  After completing the certificate program, students will have entry-level skills in scoring for media, know how to work with clients, and have a show-reel to promote their abilities.


  • 2014 iMac 27-inch computers
  • Logic 9/10
  • Pro Tools 10/11
  • 88-key midi keyboards
  • Recording Studio
  • Editing Suites
  • East West Orchestra Gold Sample Library

AVID Certified Instruction:

  • Pro Tools 10/11
  • Game Audio
  • Sibelius
Digital Music Center

Student Demos

Student Demo 1 Student Demo 2 Student Demo 3
Student Demo 4 Student Demo 5 Student Demo 6

Industry Guests

Randy Spendlove Q&A


Music Theory Class Scoring Session Robert Cornejo
Robert Barry - Performer and Producer Lennie Moore - Game Composer Brian Schmidt - Game Sound Con
Scoring Session    
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