You spoke, we listened. Now you can join our world-renowned Film and Game Scoring program from anywhere on the planet.

Interested in more information? Submit the form:


  • Transform your abilities with our revolutionary 8-month virtual experience designed for composers who aspire to write for film, games and television

  • 168+ hours of masterclasses on 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 allows for composers to complete this experience at their own pace; work in the mornings, afternoons or evenings.

The Online Graduate Diploma Composer Experience launches in January 2021. Submit a free application now (takes approximately 5 minutes) before the application window closes. 

Now offering a €3,400 scholarship to all composers who are accepted prior to January 18, 2021. See Tuition & Fees below.



9 recording sessions of your music are provided on the Online Graduate Diploma program, in conjunction with filmmakers and directors across Europe, 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 Overlay I - Depicting Character

A versatile 3-piece ensemble consisting of Solo Violin, Solo Cello and Solo Piano.

Winds Overlay I - Depicting Setting

A 6-piece wind ensemble capable of a multitude of colours and vibes.

Brass Overlay - Creating Suspense

A section of 8 French horns to be used in any way you want, from romantic to epic.

Strings Overlay II - Scoring Under Dialogue

A 17-piece string ensemble, perfect for refining the vital technique of underscore.

Winds Overlay II - Depicting Period

A 10-piece wind section that will layer perfectly into a larger sound space.

Brass Overlay 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.


168+ hours of masterclasses in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more, that you can watch at your own pace. Also receive regular 1-on-1 tutorials on course content, your orchestrations, and developing your personal voice.


Browse some of our videos, including showcased student works, faculty interviews and informational clips.


Academic Calendar

The Online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring spans a total of 8 months, and is built upon a rolling enrollment philosophy. This means that the Film Scoring Academy of Europe offers this program beginning at various dates throughout the year, and your commencement will be determined by when you are accepted and enroll in the program. The first class of Online Graduate Diploma composers will commence on January 18, 2021. The modules and recording sessions are spread evenly throughout the 8 months of coursework.

Tuition & Fees

October 27, 2020 Announcement The Film Scoring Academy of Europe has received an endowment to award scholarships to every student who applies and is accepted before January 18, 2021. The scholarship amount per student is €3,400. Total Degree Tuition: €14,850 tuition - €3,400 Scholarship = €11,450 total tuition This scholarship offer expires January 18, 2021, or when the scholarship fund runs out.
Submit your application ASAP to qualify.
Included in Tuition:

  • 168+ hours of comprehensive masterclasses in Scoring for 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 faculty 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 Andy Hill, Program Director of the Film Scoring Academy of Europe, on developing your musical voice (every month)
  • 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)
Payment Schedule Program Deposit: €500 (Due ASAP to reserve your seat) Payment 1: €5,475 (Due 30 days prior to program commencement) Payment 2: €5,475 (Due 30 days after program commencement) A note about the payment schedule: as the Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring is a rolling enrollment program, the payment schedule depends on when students enroll and begin their coursework.

Technology Requirements

Technology Requirements:

  • 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
  • MIDI Keyboard
Technology Recommendations:
  • 4, 6 or 8+ core processor, 32+ GB ram, internal SSD
  • NotePerformer Playback Engine
  • Avid Pro Tools 12
  • Orchestral Tools, Cinematic Studio Series Libraries
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Soundtoys, Slate Digital, or Waves Mixing Suite
  • External SSD for Sound Libraries

Application Requirements

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. You do not need to sign on at a certain time each day for class. You will complete the classes and modules at times convenient to you and your schedule. The 9 provided recording sessions are scheduled and distributed throughout the 8 month course. Module content, lectures and assignments will be delivered via our exclusive online platform, which we have coded and created specifically for this program. Students will login with their unique login details for access to the program content. Each student will have one-on-one time with our online faculty, as well as one-on-one time on their orchestrations prior to each recording session with Norman Ludwin, our orchestration lecturer and Michael Giacchino's orchestrator. Each student will also have regularly scheduled review sessions of their compositions to picture with various members of the faculty. All recording sessions will be held in Doli Media Studio and Sofia Session Studio, conducted and produced by the faculty at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe, and recorded by the European Recording Orchestra (ERO). Students do not need to attend the recording sessions in person. Instead, students will be able to login to the HD video and audio streams to produce their recording sessions alongside our team of orchestrators and score supervisors. The online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring includes lectures from some of our guest artists.

European Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia is an Instructional Site of Irish American UniversityIAMU is an accredited institution of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the organisation that accredits The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York Academy of Art, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, West Point United States Military Academy, and more.

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