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Study practices in film scoring and learn how to create the score for a dramatic scene. 


Scores are a powerful element in our cinematic experience, helping to set tone, mood and informing the narrative. In this course, study film score practices and learn how to create score on a digital audio workstation – DAW. 


Identify elements of score including themes, instrumentation and emotional/narrative purposes. Spot a scene and make a spreadsheet for music cues. Understand the role of the composer in working with a director. Learn basic mixing and create a score for a scene.


The highlight of each week is a 1-hour class taught LIVE, where you can interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can also access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time during the course. After each class, the students work on assignments and practical exercises, and receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will have developed your own project.






*Image above: EMA opening for Depeche Mode at Toronto's Air Canada Center. Credit: Mini's Memories; courtesy of EMA. 

SCORING FOR FILM with Erika M. Anderson

  • Online LIVE class meets Tuesdays

    6 PM U.S. Pacific Day Time (PST)

    9 PM U.S. Eastern Day Time (EST) 


    *If you miss the real-time, LIVE class, you can access the recorded version of the class, as well as supporting materials, any time during the course. 


    Class size limited to 20 students. 

    Instructor's location: Portland, OR.

    Language: English. 


    Certificate issued by IAFA upon completion of the course.