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Our Screen Scoring program is unique in its proximity to one of the world’s most prestigious film programs, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University School of the Arts, as well as many other media programs. Our students interact with filmmakers from the Tisch Film & Television (narrative and documentary), Tisch Animation & Digital Arts, Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, NYU Production Lab, NYU Game Center, NYU Anthropology Department’s Culture & Media Program, Columbia University School of the Arts, and The School of Visual Arts. Over the years, our students have scored over a thousand of their films. 

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 and collaborating with game developers at NYU’s Brooklyn campus over pizza at “Playtest Thursdays.” Many of these relationships continue far after the course and our composers are featured in many Tisch thesis films. In addition, our industry mixers, class partnerships, and collaborative website allow filmmakers to browse through our database of current and alumni composers and find the perfect fit based on film and music genres.

Video Game Workshop

Students at work on video game music

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.

Students with Howard Shore

Students with Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, Silence of the Lambs after a Friday @1.

A Selection of Notable Recent Collaborations

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Gavin Brivik (Steinhardt ‘18) and Kevin Wilson Jr. (Tisch) on Academy Award Nominated short My Nephew Emmitt, 2018

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Ariel Marx (Steinhardt, ‘15) and Shawn Synder (Tisch) on Tribeca Film Festival winner To Dust, 2018

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Andrew Orkin (Steinhardt, ‘14) and Cathy Yan (Tisch) on Sundance Winner Dead Pigs, 2018