Seattle Film Institute has partnered with the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to offer the original one-year Master of Music Degree in Music Composition for Film and Media and one of the only one-year film scoring programs available in the United States. The MM (Master of Music) in Film Composition degree is a thorough immersion into writing music for Film, TV, and other media and prepares graduates to enter those fields with the skill set, experience and professional portfolio necessary to launch a successful career. The program is led by two-time Emmy Award winning composer Hummie Mann.
The goal of The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is to produce the most prepared graduates of any film-scoring program currently offered.
"Over the years I have had the pleasure to meet and work with several graduates of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. There is something special about this program, the fact that it is boutique. They are part of a small group mentored personally by Hummie Mann and the excellent faculty. This leads to a maturity in both their skills and character that stand out above the pack."
- Tim Davies, Orchestrator/Conductor: Ant-Man, Minions, Frozen
If you're ready to apply for the Masters of Music in Film Composition, follow this link: Masters of Music application page.
Looking for original music for your student film, performed by a real orchestra? Check our our free Student Film Scoring program!
We would like to thank the Film Music Foundation for their generous grants to support our students in pursuing their education in film composition.
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Take a look at the credit roll at the end of any film or television production. They represent the careers, jobs and opportunities made possible through our programs here at Seattle Film Institute.
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our long running internship program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea (Hoarders), our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.
At SFI, you’ll gain the education and skills to land that job you’ve dreamed about in the entertainment industry. What’s more, we’ll connect you to those jobs and the experience that will give you an edge through our internship program.
"The Master of Music program was by far some of the best music instruction I've ever gotten. The material is contemporary, relevant, and practical, and is perhaps the first time I was truly taught how to write music, and how to achieve particular effects. Dr. Mann makes sure that every note we write matters. What's great is that the program also teaches you about the industry, such as finding work, using different music tech, and also giving you the best opportunity of all: conducting live, professional ensembles. I don't think there is a better all-around film music program out there."