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Film and Media Scoring Certificate


The purpose of the certificate is to provide specific, hands-on instruction in the art and science of composing music for film, video games, and other media. The film and television industry in Georgia is experiencing robust, unprecedented growth, and there is a strong demand for these skills. This certificate will help prepare students to fill a unique need in the job market while teaching them a valuable skill set that can also be useful in a variety of other musical settings.

Educational objectives:

  • Learning to compose, arrange, and orchestrate music for media
  • Learning to work with technology to record, mix, edit, and produce scores
  • Learning the aesthetics and role of music in various media
  • Hands-on production of music to accompany film, television, video games, and other visual media


Commercial Music Faculty:
  • BRETT BAWCUM (Songwriting) Director of Athletic Bands
  • DAVE D’ANGELO (Jazz) Lecturer of Jazz
  • GREGORY SATTERTHWAITE (Jazz) Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and African-American Studies


Sample Courses:
  • MUSI 3600 Music & Media
  • MUSI 4650 / 6650 Media Composition & Production 1
  • MUSI 4660 / 6660 Media Composition 2
  • MUSI 5610 / 7610 Studio lessons in Media Composition
  • MUSI 4670/6670 Orchestration for Film
  • MUSI 4680/6680 Game Composition


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