The Film Scoring Department offers a Bachelor of Music in film scoring, teaching the skills to compose, arrange, and conduct music for a variety of industries such as film, television, and video games. 



Film Scoring at Berklee

Watch an overview of the film scoring department and major.

Featured News

November 22, 2021

The publication cited Berklee's proven ability to bridge the gap between getting a degree and landing a job in the film industry.

Press Release
November 5, 2021

Britell and BMI executive Alex Flores copresented the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship to student composer Shayn Toothman.

August 13, 2021

Just five years after graduating, the Berklee alumnus landed a gig scoring the international hit show, Who Killed Sara? (Quién Mató a Sara?).

Our Mission

The mission of the Film Scoring Department at Berklee College of Music is to offer an opportunity for students to learn the art, craft, and tools of scoring for a variety of media, with a professionally active and respected faculty that provides a comprehensive and innovative curriculum.

To achieve this mission, the Film Scoring Department will:

  • teach the rich history and traditions of the field while encouraging diverse new practices and directions.
  • train students to compose using traditional ensembles and the rapidly evolving technology that together make up the language of modern scores.
  • guide students to create using their own artistic voice within a collaborative endeavor.
  • introduce students to the rich, diverse community of scoring professionals, and prepare them to navigate the realities of a scoring career.
  • inspire students to be self-starters and lifelong learners.
  • prepare students to excel in both current and future interactive, immersive art forms that incorporate music.
  • empower students to shape the future of the art, bringing diverse perspectives and as-yet unheard sounds to life.

For further information about the Film Scoring Department, please email or call 617-747-2440.

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