Film Scoring, Certificate | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) | Los Angeles, United States
12 months
14556 USD/year
14556 USD/year
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This Film Scoring certificate at UCLA Extension will teach the craft and business of film scoring through hands-on practice.


This Film Scoring program from UCLA Extension is perfect for individuals pursuing a career in film scoring.

One of the top film scoring programs in the world, our certificate program gives students the opportunity to score cues for films, television shows, and video games. Instruction emphasizes maximizing a project’s budget by composing music both electronically using MIDI and using professional union musicians. 

Students learn the essential creative, business and technical skills needed for a successful career in film scoring. By the program end, participants have composed and produced many pieces suitable for their professional reels.

What you can learn.

  • How to score cues for film, television, and video games
  • How to maximize a project's budget using MIDI, professional musicians, and other tools
  • Business principles relating to film music

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Art of Counterpoint
  • Music Supervision for Film and Television
  • Put Your Music to Work: Composition for Commercials
  • Composing Music for Animation
  • Advanced Film Scoring Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply to a certificate program
  • Complete the International Student Certificate Program Application
  • Purchase health insurance
  • Provide us with your supporting documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14556 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14556 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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