ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Two semesters of course work with a third semester dedicated to the Major Project.
2021-2022 Academic Calendar
SEMESTER 1 -- Full-time, presence in Sofia required
Sept. 6, 2021 -- Semester 1 commences
Nov. 25-26 -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 10 -- Final day of classes
Dec. 11 -- Winter break
SEMESTER 2 -- Full-time, presence in Sofia required
Jan. 10, 2022 -- Semester 2 begins
Mar. 17 -- St. Patrick's Day Holiday
May 13 -- Final day of classes
May 31 -- Semester 2 ends
SEMESTER 3 - Presence in Sofia Optional
Jun. 1, 2022 -- Semester 3 commences
Sept. 4 -- Major Project 38-piece Orchestra Recording Session
Sept. 11 -- Semester 3 Ends, Major Project materiald due
Tuition & Fees
Total MFA Program Tuition: €34,300
2021-2022 Payment Schedule
Program Deposit: €2,000 (Due Immediately to Enroll)
Tuition Downpayment: €5,000 (Due June 1, 2021)
Payment 1: €10,300 (Due September 1, 2021)
Payment 2: €8,500 (Due December 1, 2021)
Payment 3: €8,500 (Due March 1, 2022)
The MFA program at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe is the most affordable full-time Masters program in film & game scoring available today, while simultaneously offering more recording sessions than any other program in the world.
Be sure to check out the "Costs of Living in Sofia" dropdown to see how much more affordable Sofia is compared to other major European and American cities.
Financial Aid Programs:
All students searching for scholarships should search this website:
USA: FAFSA -
Norway: Lanekassen -
Colombia: Colfuturo -
South Africa: National Film and Television Foundation (NFVF) -
South Africa: Oppenheimer Trust -
Costs of Living in Sofia
Costs of living in Sofia are extremely low in comparison to other major European and American cities. Exponentially cheaper than LA, NYC, London, Valencia, or Boston, while maintaining a comfortable standard of living.
Sofia, Bulgaria compared to other cities that are home to Film Scoring Masters degrees:
73% lower than New York City
65% lower than London
64% lower than Los Angeles
66% lower than Boston
30% lower than Valencia
For more information on comparing prices between cities, visit
The Film Scoring Academy of Europe has real estate agents in Sofia that work to help MFA students find accommodation that fits their needs and budget.
MFA Students who wish to live together will be able to find shared accommodation for as low as €150 - €200 per month.
MFA Students wo wish to live alone will be able to find accommodation for as low as €350 - €400 per month.
-- Avid Pro Tools 12
-- DAW (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.)
-- NI Kontakt Full
-- Serum by Xfer Records
-- High Quality Reference Headphones
-- EastWest Composer Cloud
-- Apple Macbook Pro (minimum quad-core, 16GB ram, SSD)
-- Other Industry Standard Orchestral Sound Libraries
-- NotePerformer Playback Engine
-- Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5
-- Soundtoys, Slate Digital, or Waves Mixing Suite
-- 1TB External SSD for Sound Libraries
-- MIDI Keyboard (for home use)
All students will receive a copy of Steinberg's revolutionary new notation and scoring software, Dorico Pro. Students will also have access to a hardware station in the Film Scoring Academy of Europe headquarters that is equipped with a Nektar 61-key MIDI keyboard (with sustain pedal), a 24" curved external display, and a powered USB hub.
Submitting your free application is simple. Click here to submit your application and read about the application requirements.
Accepted students from the EU do not need a Visa.
Accepted students from outside the EU will require a Type-D Student Visa.
It is advisable that accepted students from outside the EU prepare the Student Visa requirements on the Bulgarian Embassy website in their country.