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Collaborations and Networking


The Screen Scoring program organizes over 30 collaboration and networking events annually, enabling students to score more than 300 films and projects each year. 

NYU is home to one of the world’s most prestigious film programs, Tisch School of the Arts, and our screen scoring program prides itself on fostering career-long relationships between our two departments. New York City is home to several other top film schools and filmmaker hubs, including Columbia University, The School of Visual ArtsCooper UnionFilm IndependentThe Gotham, and Film at Lincoln Center, and our students interact with creators at these institutions throughout their studies. Further, the program fosters connections between our students and the NYU Game Center, the Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Adjunct faculty teaching screen scoring course

Beyond New York, we have channels between our students and the American University School of Journalism, The American Film Institute and Northwestern’s Department of Radio/Television/Film as well as to leading music software companies Spitfire AudioOutputNative Instruments, and Arturia. Our faculty are members of organizations such as the Society for Composers and LyricistsThe Recording AcademyThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Composers Diversity Collective, The Alliance of Women Film Composers, ASCAPBMI, and more and their doors are open to our students. With strong alumni footing in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London there is a large network to graduate into with ample career opportunities. 

Screen Scoring Presentation

While in school, our students work with filmmakers, video game developers, and animators in a variety of different contexts, and many successful and long-lasting relationships are forged in these meetings. For instance, in one of our required courses, Scoring for Film & Multimedia, both film scoring and Tisch students are enrolled and collaborate on class assignments. Those same students might spend the next day meeting with game developers at NYU’s Brooklyn campus over pizza at “Playtest Thursdays.” Outside of class, our industry mixers, class partnerships, and collaborative website allow filmmakers to browse through our database of current and alumni composers and find their next collaborator.

In addition, students regularly meet with top industry professionals and get to have their work critiqued in a workshop setting during our Friday @ 1 Lecture series.

A Selection of Current Collaborative Programs:

NYU TISCH - Undergraduate Introduction to Animation

NYU TISCH - Animation

Columbia University School of the Arts

Columbia University School of Journalism

American University School of Journalism

NYU School of Journalism

Fashion Institute of Technology

School of Visual Arts - Animation

Northwestern University School of Radio/Film/TV