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Creating Music for Film, TV and Gaming

Certificate of Achievement

The Creating Music for Film, TV and Gaming Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of 2 semesters, 18 units. This program provides Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities in creating music for film, TV and gaming. This curriculum covers areas in, but not limited to, electronic and acoustic music production, songwriting and arranging, cinematic orchestration, music theory, software music notation, MIDI sequencing, and digital audio sequencing and editing. Featuring state of the art facilities, industry-standard hardware and software, the courses are designed for students of all levels, providing hands-on experience and thorough training in the creative and technical challenges specific to music for film, TV and gaming. Students will have acquired skills in media music production, media songwriting, cinematic orchestration, digital audio sequencing and editing, MIDI programming, and digital music notation. These skills are specific to careers in, but not limited to media songwriter, TV composer, commercial composer, film composer, video game composer, app composer, web composer, music editor, music supervisor, digital audio workstation operator, copyist, and music licensor.

Required Core Courses (18 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC005Fundamentals of Music3 units
MUSC007Film Music Appreciation3 units
MUSC030ABeginning Piano, Level 11 unit
MUSC039HApplied Music: Composition1 unit
MUSC063AIntroduction To Music Production3 units
MUSC066Digital Audio and Notation1 unit
MUSC067ACreating Music for Film, TV, and Gaming: Foundations3 units
MUSC067BCreating Music for Film, TV and Gaming: Techniques3 units

Total Certificate Units: 18 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Students will be able to compose a music cue for film, TV or gaming in a selected genre.
Last Updated 10/14/22