Earn Your Master’s in Film Scoring

Develop your own unique compositional voice by studying with acclaimed film composers, working with live orchestras, and perfecting innovative techniques to create music to match any visual presentation that a filmmaker provides.

Graduate Program Instructors Include:

Jon Kull has more than 100 major motion picture credits as an orchestrator or conductor, including Black Panther, A Quiet Place, and all of the Hunger Games movies. With well-known credits in drama, comedy, action, horror, and children’s films, there’s not a genre he hasn’t orchestrated.

John Whynot’s first major feature film score mixing credit was The Last of the Mohicans, which won an Academy Award for Best Sound in 1993. He has more than 50 additional credits in film and television, including the first two Austin Powers movies.

Sean McMahon has been an orchestrator of several feature films for various composers, including Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, The Grudge, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, and dozens more.

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Learn from the Best

The instructors in this program are working industry professionals, with composition credits on major motion pictures. Through instruction and two terms of one-on-one guidance, they will help you identify pathways to build industry connections and find the scoring projects that will ignite your career.

Real-World Experience

Not only will this program provide you with the opportunity to work directly with live orchestras who will perform the music you compose, but you will also work directly with filmmakers to give sound to their visions. Experiences like this will shape the collaborative approach necessary to work in the industry.


The master’s program continues with Berklee Online’s cost-effective, high-quality breadth of offerings, allowing students to earn their master's degree for roughly 20 percent less than the cost of a traditional campus-based degree. The program is also designed to be completed in a year.