Seattle Film Institute has partnered with the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to offer the only one-year Master of Music Degree in Music Composition for Film and Media available in the United States. This internationally lauded 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.
If you're ready to apply for the Masters of Music in Film Composition, follow this link: Masters of Music application page.
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Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our nationally renowned internship and career placement program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea, our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.
At SFI, you’ll get the skills and education, as well the important job placement assistance you need to start your career in the film industry.
"This program offers great training in practical techniques in film scoring, and useful advice for networking. It also has nine recording sessions with live musicians, the largest of which is a 52-piece orchestra. All in all, it was an amazing and motivating experience being around a small class of equally driven composers, all of us working to bring our best work to the table. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is very hard-working and dedicated to the craft of film composition.”