Master in Music Scoring & Composition

Academy of Art University

Program Description

Master in Music Scoring & Composition

Academy of Art University


MA Music Scoring & Composition Unit Requirements

  • Major 33 units
  • Graduate Liberal Arts 3 units

TOTAL 36 units

*Per director approval

MA Music Scoring & Composition Degree Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units

MA Music Scoring & Composition Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Music Composition

  • Demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts in the language of music: harmony, melody, and rhythm
  • Orchestrate and arrange music at a professional level
  • Write or edit music for different visual environments (such as film, television, animation, games, multimedia, and commercials) at a professional level

Production Skills and Technical Knowledge

Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary sound production techniques

Professional Readiness

  • Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing music for client needs
  • Complete a final project which reflects professional goals

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Last updated January 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 - 3 years
Full time
982 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
USA San Francisco, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 3 years
Price 982 USD
per unit - 3 units per class.