Together, music and media are an inevitable pair, making orchestration a lucrative skill set to have. Berkleemusic's Specialist Certificate in Orchestration for Film & TV—featuring three popular online courses authored by instructor Ben Newhouse (music supervisor and composer on dozens of television shows, films, and stage productions for media corporations including ABC, FOX, MTV, and Disney)—will help you build the fundamental skills you need to write music for television, film, video games, animation, and other modern revenue outlets.
Starting with Orchestration 1, you will learn the basics of writing and applying traditional orchestration techniques to both sampled performances and live orchestral performances. Using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of your choice, you will create a full-length piece for a full orchestra.
Building on those techniques, Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra will equip you with advanced strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra. The course presents an in-depth look at orchestrating from single layer material to complex textures of four or more layers.
The last course in this program, Music Composition for Film and TV, will give you a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects, in addition to arming you with a 10-piece portfolio of film and TV music that you can use as demos. The course features scores from the biggest composers in Hollywood—scores that are not typically available to the public.
By the end of this certificate program, you will gain the knowledge necessary to create dynamic orchestral pieces as well as a thorough background of how you can apply your creations to big budget Hollywood films and TV programs.
Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete “recipe book” for writing for film and TV.
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