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


  • B.M.
    Bachelor of Music in Film and Media Scoring
    Four-Year Program
  • B.M.
    Bachelor of Music in Game and Interactive Media Scoring
    Four-Year Program
  • Minor in Film and Media Scoring
  • Minor in Game and Interactive Media Scoring


Screen Scoring at Berklee

Watch an overview of the Screen Scoring Department (formerly called Film Scoring) and film and media scoring major.

Featured News

November 13, 2023

The video game developer's scholarship addresses gender inequity in the industry, and provided Rupinski with real-world training and lifelong mentorship.

Press Release
November 6, 2023

Gureckis and BMI’s Tracy McKnight presented the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship to student composer Melquiades Álvarez Cobos.

Press Release
October 24, 2023

Carol Gao was named the fall 2023 scholarship recipient during a panel at the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium.

Our Mission

The mission of the Screen 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 Screen 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 Screen Scoring Department, please email or call 617-747-2440.