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Student Experience

Screen Scoring

As a Screen Scoring student, your courses are just the start of your NYU Experience. During your time here, you’ll benefit from hands-on learning in the studio, collaborations with students in film, animation, documentary, and video games, and engage with working industry professionals! You will create a long-lasting community of peers that extends beyond graduation as you join our extensive alumni network in both Los Angeles and New York City. 

Classes & Laboratories

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Screen Scoring classes offer a hands-on approach, immersing you directly in recording studio and production environments. As a student in the program, you will benefit from individualized instruction from our esteemed faculty and participate in many recording sessions that serve as laboratories for current industry practices. These sessions are designed to incorporate the most recent production methods and contemporary scoring aesthetics. Our numerous and varied recording sessions prepare you for every step of the recording process, and develop our students into the versatile and skillful composers the industry demands.

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As a student in the Screen Scoring program, you will regularly interact and engage with esteemed industry members as part of your studies. 

Los Angeles-based film composers lead our online Seminar in Composition course during which you will hone your scoring skills and connect with Hollywood professionals as you build your creative network.

In our Friday@1 Masterclass series, you will engage in conversations with renowned composers, songwriters, publishers, and industry executives as they critique your work, and provide insight into their creative processes. These classes offer you an inside perspective on the futuring of music in entertainment.

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Getting Connected with the Industry

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Networking & Collaborations

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

You will enjoy proximity to some of the world’s most prestigious film and media programs including NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film and TelevisionTisch Animation & Digital ArtsArthur L Carter Journalism Institute, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film MFA

You will work with filmmakers, video game developers, animators, and other content creators in a variety of contexts. Successful and long-lasting relationships are forged here. Tisch students frequently enroll in our courses such as Scoring Techniques, opening the door to collaborations on class assignments. On Thursdays, you can meet and collaborate with game developers over pizza at NYU’s Brooklyn campus at “Playtest Thursdays”. Industry mixers, class partnerships, and online networking will allow you to find films and filmmakers in need of your unique voice. 

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As a Screen Scoring student at NYU, you are poised to embark on a creative career that transcends the classroom. The Screen Scoring internship course dives deep into the practical aspects of the industry, allowing you to gain invaluable hands-on experience and foster industry connections that can set the foundation for a thriving career. Previous students have had the privilege of interning at industry leaders such as Remote Control, Joy Music House4 Elements MusicMPATH MusicDuotone Audio Group, and Antfood. Our ever-expanding network of partners ensures that you will be exposed to myriad opportunities, pushing boundaries and honing your craft alongside some of the best in the business.

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Concerts & Composers' Collective

You will have many opportunities to have your music performed in the Screen Scoring program. You may choose to enter the annual NYU Film Scoring Competition, in which winners have the opportunity to have their scores for NYU Tisch films performed live by the NYU Symphony Orchestra. Or you could collaborate with the NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, a group of passionate instrumentalists who perform student film scores every semester. You might write for the NYU Percussion Ensemble, diving into endless combinations of percussion instruments or score a silent film for the UnSilent Film concert. 

To be directly involved in organizing performance opportunities, you can join the student-led NYU Composers’ Collective, who host informal events including movie nights, mixers and formal concerts celebrating the eclectic voices of the NYU Steinhardt Composition programs. Showcasing everything from chamber music and film scores to musical theater and solo pieces, you can build your leadership and communication skills as a composer through the club’s entrepreneurial approach to event organization.

Learn more about our program Performance Opportunities 

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Meet Our Screen Scoring Class

Get to know our current undergraduate and graduate students. Learn about their experiences as part of the NYU Screen Scoring program, from personal profiles to scores they’ve composed.

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The Screen Scoring Instagram page is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the program and keep up with the accomplishments of program students, faculty, and alumni.

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