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 Number||Course Title||Units|
|MUSC005||Fundamentals of Music||3 units|
|MUSC007||Film Music Appreciation||3 units|
|MUSC030A||Beginning Piano, Level 1||1 unit|
|MUSC039H||Applied Music: Composition||1 unit|
|MUSC063A||Introduction To Music Production||3 units|
|MUSC066||Digital Audio and Notation||1 unit|
|MUSC067A||Creating Music for Film, TV, and Gaming: Foundations||3 units|
|MUSC067B||Creating Music for Film, TV and Gaming: Techniques||3 units|
Total Certificate Units: 18 units
To be awarded a certificate, a student must:
- Complete all the major requirements.
- Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.