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BM, Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring

Explore the liberal arts and complete intensive training in contemporary scoring techniques, and orchestration and recording for film.


MM, Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring

Learn to compose for movies, TV, video games, and multimedia through intensive professional training, private lessons, and performance opportunities.


PhD, Music Performance and Composition: Composers

Create a highly personalized program exploring the aesthetic foundations and psychology of music and the arts, and perform qualitative research.

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About Screen Scoring at NYU Steinhardt

Create music for film, TV, video games, virtual reality, and more. Prepare for your scoring career with intensive course work, our renowned composition faculty, multiple opportunities for collaboration and recording, and access to a vast network of peers, industry practitioners, and accomplished alumni in New York City.


Our students work with filmmakers in a variety of different contexts forging many successful and long-lasting relationships.

Recording and Performance

Students participate in recording sessions that serve as our laboratory for current scoring practices.


Our Friday@1 series presents conversations with some of the most renowned composers, songwriters, publishers, and industry executives in New York City and beyond.

Screen Scoring Summer Workshops

Hone your skills in scoring for TV, film, advertising, or videogames at one of our summer workshops in the epicenter of the global music and film industries, NYC.

June 1-12, 2020; June 15-26, 2020; June 28 - July 3, 2020; July 6-9, 2020


Alumna Lands Job at Pixar

Jennifer Rowekamp, a recent graduate of the Screen Scoring master’s program, became Pixar’s newest Associate Music Editor.

Grad Student Wins Golden Bell Award

Screen Scoring Graduate Student Shao-Ting Chang won the Golden Bell Award for Best Music/Sound Design on the film “Bite.”

Alum Gavin Brivik Scores "Living Undocumented"

"Living Undocumented," a documentary on Netflix, was scored by Screen Scoring alumnus Gavin Brivik.

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