UCLA Extension

Fall Entry Plan of Study

Film Scoring Certificate

Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 4 quarters must start in the Fall quarter and follow the recommended Fall plan of entry. Most Film Scoring courses have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.

Harmony Requirement (4 units)

Select 1 harmony course (4 units) from the list below.

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
MUSC X 403.52 Harmony I: Crash Course in Composing for Tonal Music 4 I
MUSC X 403.53 Harmony II: Techniques for Composing Contemporary Music 4 I
MUSC X 403.51 The Art of Counterpoint 4 I

Software Requirement (4 units)

* All film scoring certificate students must be proficient in a digital audio workstation or DAW. Students should select either MUSC X 480 Introduction to Logic Pro or MUSC X 479.12 Introduction to Pro Tools to fulfill their software requirement. If you are already proficient in another DAW such as Digital Performer or Cubase, you may petition to waive this course requirement by emailing entertainmentstudies@uclaextension.edu.

Select 1 software course (4 units) from the list below.

MUSC X 480 Introduction to Logic Pro 4 O O O O
MUSC X 479.12 Introduction to Pro Tools 4 O O O O

Practical Requirement (4 units)

Select 1 practical course (4 units) from the list below to be completed in the 3rd or 4th quarter of study.

MUSC X 498.3 Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage 4 I
MUSC X 483.12 Writing and Scoring for Strings 4

8 Required Courses (32 units)

MUSC X 483.43 Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration + 4 I I
MUSC X 449.91 The Art and Craft of MIDI † 4 I I I
MUSC X 483.2 Advanced Orchestration: Applied Techniques for the Studio and Scoring Stage 4 I I
MUSC X 449.41 Recording, Mixing, and Editing Techniques for Film Composers 4 I H(I)
MUSC X 483.3 Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques † 4 I
MUSC X 483.1 Film Scoring on a Budget † 4 I
MUSC X 448.171 The Business of Film Music 4 I I
MUSC X 498 Advanced Film Scoring Workshop * † 4 H(I) H(I)

Select 1 Elective (4 units)

Students must complete 1 elective (4 units) from the above list or other Film ScoringMusic Production, or Music Business courses numbered X 400-X 499. New electives are added regularly.

X 400 – X 499 Various Film Scoring, Music Production or Music Business Courses 4 R/O/I R/O/I R/O/I R/O/I

+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.

* Should be taken in the last quarter of the program.

† Courses require access to and some proficiency in a sequencing workstation in which audio can be recorded and synced to video (a sequencing workstation is software that combines audio and MIDI recording, editing, and a variety of other tools for working with music and sound on a computer).

Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)