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.
"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.
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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.
"Attending the PNWFS program was an incredible experience. Hummie is a great teacher and really cares about the success of his students. I learned so much more than I thought I needed to know, and then some. The program gave me an amazing skill set that I have greatly benefited from that I will be able to use all throughout my career."