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Film Scoring

Film Scoring  
for students grades 5-8 (prep), 9-12

Film Scoring is an Atlanta Music High School course designed to empower students with musical and technological understanding and skills necessary to create musical scores for short films. Film Scoring students will have the opportunity throughout the year to work on individual and group composition and film scoring projects with professional faculty, and they will collaborate to create a score for a final capstone film that will be created by students in the companion Catapult Studios film production course.

Film Scoring will meet weekly (Wednesdays 2:30 to 5:30) during the 2018-2019 school year, providing ample time to thoroughly cover a variety of subjects critical to scoring music for films. The curriculum will include studies in the following areas:

  • Composition and Songwriting, with flexibility in our approach to support each student composer’s stylistic interests and unique musical voice 
  • Practical music theory and musical analysis, with an emphasis on equipping students with vocabulary, understanding, and strategies for effectively using the building blocks of musical expression in composition and songwriting
  • Narrative composition and sequencing survey, with a focus on historical approaches to musical and dramatic narratives in songs, instrumental composition, sound designs and masterpiece film scores
  • Garage Band and ProTools training, with the goal of helping students tackle the technological tools and programs used for score production
  • Importing midi and recorded audio tracks into sound scores
  • Basic editing, mastering and project completion

Weekly course meetings will operate in an open classroom, workshop style approach that allows for individual attention and yet simultaneously fosters collaboration supportive of experimentation, risk taking and personal expression in the creative process.

How do I enroll and tuition?

Atlanta Music High School students are automatically eligible to enroll in Film Scoring as an elective for no extra tuition fee. Students who are not otherwise enrolled in Atlanta Music High school are welcome to enroll in Film Scoring ala carte. The fee for this comprehensive course for those who enroll ala carte is $3500 for the school year, which can be paid in full or in monthly installments.

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  • Who is eligible? +

    Film Scoring is open to students grades 5-8 and 9-12.  Background musical studies ideal, but since we divide ny age and skill level, all are welcome.
  • Where? +

    Film Scoring will meet at Atlanta Music High School in the Druid Hills/Brookhaven area.  Project support may include additional online  sessions or live tutorials.   Atlanta Music High School 1934 Cliff Valley Way NE Atlanta, GA 30329
  • When? +

    Film Scoring class will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:30.  Additional private sessions will be scheduled as needed on an individual basis for project review and support.
  • How much? +

    Tuition for most Atlanta Music High and Atlanta Music High Prep students includes Film Scoring as an elective for no extra fee beyond AMHS tuition.  Tuition for all others is $3500 for the school year, payable in full or in monthly installments.  
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