MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Bachelor of Music in Composition
Los Angeles, CA

MI’s Music Composition for Visual Media program curriculum focuses on contemporary arranging, scoring, orchestration, music theory, ear training and music history, all skills that will make you a diverse and multifaceted composer ready to work on the most exciting projects in the music business.

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SCORING FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The goal of MI’s Bachelor of Music Composition program is to provide students with the educational foundation for careers as composers of musical soundtracks for visual media including film, television, animation and games.

The curriculum includes in-depth studies in both traditional and popular techniques and styles of composition with emphasis on professional applications to contemporary media.

DEGREES OFFERED

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION

The goal of this degree program is to provide a complete educational foundation that prepares students for careers as soundtrack composers, arrangers, orchestrators, editors and copyists for film, TV, animation and video games. Specific objectives include a comprehensive education in Music Composition; professional training in digital music creation tools; a foundation in theory, ear training, music history and music styles; a general education to develop critical thinking skills and perspectives on the place of music in contemporary culture; and preparation for further studies at the graduate level.

CAREERS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, the Music Composition Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

ARRANGER
SOUND DESIGNER
FILM/TV COMPOSER
SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR
TRANSCRIBER

ORCHESTRATOR
TEACHER
COMPOSER
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER
MIXING/MASTERING ENGINEER
PRODUCT REP

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Courses in Contemporary Arranging, Scoring and Orchestration
  • Music theory, ear training and music history
  • Professional training in the use of digital tools for music production
  • Supportive classes in Apple Logic, the Business of Composing, Counterpoint, Keyboard Proficiency and more
COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
FACILITIES
  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

MI Bachelor Faculty is comprised of talented professionals who have real world experience in their fields of specialty.

JOE BAGG
CREDITS: BOBBY HUTCHERSON, LARRY CORYELL, MADELEINE PEYROUX, ANTHONY WILSON, PETE CHRISTLIEB, JACK SHELDON

HAIM MAZAR
CREDITS: Haim is best known for his critically acclaimed score for “The Iceman,” a biopic thriller starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, James Franco, and Chris Evans.

TOM VILLANO
CREDITS: ROBOCOP, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, MATILDA, SCOOBY-DOO and well over 100 others.

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Audio Production