MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Bachelor of Music in Composition
MI Select
Los Angeles, CA
The Bachelor of Music in Composition for Visual Media program’s 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. If you’re looking for a diverse music composition program in Los Angeles, Musicians Institute is the place for you!

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FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

MUSIC SCORING FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The goal of MI’s Bachelor of Music Composition degree program is to provide students with the educational foundation for careers as composers for visual media in the world of film, television, animation and games. Here, you can unleash your creativity and gain an educational foundation that can lead you to many exciting (and unexpected!) careers in music composition!

Create scores for film, video games, television, and more

Students in the B.M. of Composition are immersed in the world of music composition and discover the power of soundtracks to transform movies, TV shows, video games, and more. Our rigorous degree program in music composition will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become sought-after composers, crafting captivating scores that elevate visual storytelling to new heights.

Our comprehensive curriculum delves into both traditional and contemporary composition techniques, ensuring you have a solid foundation in the art of music composition while equipping you with the tools to create scores that resonate with modern audiences.

Real-World Experience and Networking Opportunities

Embark on a journey where theory meets practice through our music composition program. At MI, students have the unique opportunity to engage in real-world projects, collaborating with filmmakers, game developers, and other creatives.

This hands-on experience is invaluable, providing a glimpse into the actual industry workings and helping to build a professional portfolio that stands out.

Additionally, our program regularly hosts guest speakers and industry professionals, offering students the chance to network, receive mentorship, and gain insights from those who are successfully navigating the world of music composition.

This blend of practical experience and industry networking sets our program apart, making it a leading choice for aspiring composers.

Transform Visual Storytelling with the Power of Music

Explore the many paths of composing music for visual media, by learning how to seamlessly integrate soundtracks with the narrative and emotional arc of films, TV shows, video games, and more.

Become a Master of Your Craft

Through hands-on workshops, masterclasses, and mentorship from industry experts, you’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge to navigate the professional world of music composition.

Join a Community of Creative Innovators

Collaborate with fellow aspiring composers, student musicians, filmmakers, and game developers in our network, which you can meet through MI’s Artist & Career Services department. Learn more about ACS here.

Ready to unleash your inner composer and transform the world with the power of music?

Apply to Musicians Institute’s Bachelor of Music Composition program today and embark on your journey to becoming a master of cinematic music. As a music composition major at MI, we foster an environment that nurtures creativity and provides students with the tools to compose captivating soundtracks that enhance a diverse storytelling experience.

Join us and discover why MI stands out among music composition schools as the ideal place to develop your talent and compose remarkable scores.

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.

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MI SELECT & NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

MI Select are non-certificate programs designed to provide students with “a taste of MI” if they want another option to full-time. Students can create their own customized schedule from available classes and workshops, while enjoying access to the special guest clinics, extra activities and other industry networking opportunities.

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
  • Skills that will translate to music composition work in television, film, video games and beyond
  • 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 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

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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

Joe Bagg

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

Haim Mazar

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

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 Composition

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Audio Production

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