Master of Music in Film Composition

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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.

Looking for original music for your student film, performed by a real orchestra? Check our our free Student Film Scoring program!

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Careers & Internships

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.

Grad Stories

"Since graduating Hummie's program I have obtained a lot of great work in LA through networking, but would not have been able to work thoroughly and efficiently without the help of the PNWFS team. Thanks to you all!

 

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Music Prep, Orchestration Assistant
  • Trolls, Orchestration Assistant 
  • American Idol, Music Prep

 

  • Dead List (Feature), Composer 
  • Wild Boar (Feature), Composer 
  • The Bus Ride (Short, Miami International Film Fest, Hollywood Screening Fest), Composer
  • My Mechanical Romance (Short, North Hollywood Cinefest), Composer”
Bobby Brader
2015
MM in Film Composing

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