Film Scoring

This certificate will teach the craft and business of film scoring through hands-on practice.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals pursuing a career in film scoring
  • Musicians who want transition into film composition
  • Composers wanting to expand their film scoring skills
  • Individuals passionate about film scores

What you can learn.

  • How to score cues for film, television, and video games
  • How to maximize a project's budget using MIDI, professional musicians, and other tools
  • Business principles relating to film music
  • Essential creative and technical skills for film scoring

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Harmony Requirement
Select 1 harmony course (4 units) from the list below. 
Software Requirement

Select 1 software course (4 units) from the list below. Students must be proficient in a digital audio workstation (DAW). If you are already proficient in a DAW such as Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer or Cubase, you may petition to waive this course requirement by emailing entertainmentstudies@uclaextension.edu.

Practical Requirement
Select 1 practical course (4 units) from the list below to be completed in the 3rd or 4th quarter of study.
Students must complete 1 elective (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Film Scoring, Music Production, or Music Business. New electives are added regularly.
MUSC X 448.14B
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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