Join composers from around the world and level up your skills in film scoring. Record your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO).
Fall 2021 Special: 40% off the Online Graduate Diploma!
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Transform your abilities with our revolutionary 8-month virtual experience designed for composers who aspire to write for film, games and television
135+ hours of essential training in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more
9 remote recording sessions of your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO), multi-cam HD video recorded for your portfolio
Regular 1-on-1 sessions with faculty on course content and your music
Flexible schedule! Complete this experience at your own pace. Work in the mornings, afternoons or evenings. The commitment is 4-6 hours of course videos per week.
135+ hours of essential training in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more. Progress at your own pace, day or night. Also receive regular 1-on-1 sessions on course content, your orchestrations, and developing your personal voice. Watch 4-6 hours of content per week.
9 recording sessions of your music are provided on the Online Graduate Diploma program, recorded by the European Recording Orchestra (ERO). Receive multi-cam HD video of your sessions to enhance your professional portfolio.
Produce your sessions alongside our orchestrators and score supervisors via our integrated HD video and audio streaming, straight from the control room to your home.
Solo Piano (MIDI) - Scoring An Emotion
Learn to manipulate the emotions of your audience using only a Solo Piano.
Solo Piano (Audio) - Modern Minimalism
A contemporary / minimalistic application of piano, a la the minds of Ólafur Arnalds or the late great Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Strings I - Depicting Character
A versatile 3-piece ensemble consisting of Solo Violin, Solo Cello and Solo Piano.
Winds I - Depicting Setting
A 6-piece wind ensemble capable of a multitude of colours and vibes.
Brass I - Creating Suspense
4 horns and 4 trombones, a perfect blend for creating daunting vibes.
Strings II - Scoring Under Dialogue
A 17-piece string ensemble, perfect for refining the vital technique of underscore.
Winds II - Depicting Period
A 10-piece wind section that will layer perfectly into a larger sound space.
Brass II - Heroism and High Drama
Score the most heroic or dramatic of scenes with the ERO's 13-piece brass section.
52-piece Symphony Orchestra
The ERO's 52-piece symphony orchestra can have your audience weeping or on the edge of their seats.
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in our Alumni Access Program. Includes exclusive access to FSAE Live Events & Webinars, Guest Composer / Director Q&A's, Guided Screening Series, Recording Session Lotteries, Professional Portfolio Headshots and Videography, and more. Ongoing, and all free.
Apply below to begin your training:
Start: September, 2021
End: May, 2022
Start: December 6, 2021
End: August 7, 2022
Start: February 21, 2022
End: October 23, 2022
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Tuition & Fees
Fall 2021 Special: 40% off the Online Programme!
135+ hours of comprehensive training in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more -- an essential training for film and game composers
A substantial professional portfolio: 9 recording sessions of your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO)
Multi-cam HD video footage of the European Recording Orchestra (ERO) playing your music in the recording studio
1-on-1 tutorials with our Online Programme Leader on all course content (every week)
1-on-1 tutorials on your orchestrations with Norman Ludwin, orchestrator for Michael Giacchino (prior to every recording session)
1-on-1 tutorials with our faculty on develping your creative voice
A Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring upon successful completion of the program. A Graduate Diploma is a Graduate-level degree worth 30 credits (60 ECTS Credits in Europe)
DAW (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.)
Notation Software (Dorico, Sibelius, Finale, etc.)
Serum by Xfer Records
High Quality Reference Headphones
EastWest Composer Cloud
4, 6 or 8+ core processor, 32+ GB ram, internal SSD
NotePerformer Playback Engine
Avid Pro Tools 12
Orchestral Tools, Cinematic Studio Series Libraries
Soundtoys, Slate Digital, or Waves Mixing Suite
External SSD for Sound Libraries
Submitting your free application is simple. Click here to apply and learn about the application requirements for the Online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring.
How Does It Work?
This is both an asynchronous and synchronous program. Composers do not need to sign on at a certain time each day for classes. Composers watch our training series, which we have filmed and edited at the Academy, at times convenient to them. The 9 recording sessions are scheduled and distributed throughout the 8 month course.