MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA

MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA

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COURSE CATALOG

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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.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music Composition

CAREER OPTIONS

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

CURRICULUM

  • 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

FEATURED FACULTY

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.

SUCCESS STORY

Cody Matthew Johnson

Cody Matthew Johnson finished his Bachelor of Music in Composition in late 2015 and is a distinguished alumnus of the first graduating class of the Musicians Institute Bachelor Composition program. After MI, Cody went on to work full time in the film music industry as an orchestrator, composer, and studio assistant, crediting The Musicians Institute for providing him with the education he needed to jump-start his career in the industry.

M.I. presented the opportunity and access to the tools I needed to hone my craft, separating me from my colleagues in such a competitive field. I began to find my own unique voice through the passionate direction and guidance of the staff.

Since graduation, Cody has worked under acclaimed film composers on a variety of projects from feature films such as Jon Travolta’s “I Am Wrath” (2016) and “The Last Full Measure” (2017), to television on the two seasons of Sony’s TV Series “Powers” (2016) and “Claws” (2017), airing April 2017 on TNT. He has also worked on a host of documentaries and is currently co-scoring two upcoming AAA video games slated for a 2018 release.

Additionally, Cody writes and produces music for recording artists and internationally distributed publishing companies from his studio in Glendale, CA.

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

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.

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