Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at SFI

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is the music department of the Seattle Film Institute and offers a Masters of Music in Film Composition.

We offer a Master of Music in Film Composition degree which can be attained in 40 weeks. We are the only one-year film composition graduate program in the United States.

Some of the unique qualities about our program include:
• 9 live recording sessions with professional players (not students) ranging from 3 to 52 musicians to give our students opportunities to score with a wide variety of ensembles
• Scoring sessions are done at Studio X – Seattle’s premiere world-class studio
• Students have 7 opportunities to hone their podium skills conducting their own work in the sessions
• Each student has the opportunity to work with multiple directors and score actual film projects submitted to the program from film schools across the globe
• Classes in all major notation and sequencer software programs being used in the industry today
• Each student is assigned a state-of-the-art workstation fully installed with all taught software, sample libraries and plug-ins (you do not need to already own or purchase your own computer, equipment or software)

Being a one-year Masters program allows our students to begin their careers in the industry a year sooner than other traditional programs. Graduates of our program have been very successful going on to work on a number of projects including: (television shows) Once Upon a Time, Castle, Empire, American Idol; (video games) World of Warcraft, Spate, Dungeons of Dreadmor; (films) The Revenant, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

We're back in the studio for our third recording session. It's the first session where the students are conducting their own pieces.

Session #3 is tomorrow! We decided that this one should go to Eleven.

Student Film Music Scoring Request Form | Seattle Film Institute

Our program is now accepting submissions of student made films for free original scores! That's right, our Masters students will create custom music for your film which will be recorded by professional musicians in a world class studio, totally free of charge. Films can be of any length and any genre as long as they were made as part of an educational program. Student Filmmakers from all film programs may submit their film to have original music scored by our graduate film composition students.

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[01/25/17]   Our second session is in the books and session number three is less than 3 weeks away!

We're back in the studio this morning for the second recording session for the 2016-17 Masters students.

We're ready for session #2!

[01/17/17]   Only one more week before we're back in the studio for our second recording session!





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