You spoke, we listened. Now you can join our world-renowned Film and Game Scoring program from anywhere on the planet.

Interested in more information? Submit the form:


  • Transform your abilities with our revolutionary 8-month virtual experience designed for composers who aspire to write for film, games and television

  • 100+ comprehensive masterclasses in Scoring for the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more

  • 9 remote recording sessions of your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO), multi-cam HD video recorded for your portfolio

  • Flexible schedule allows for composers to complete this experience at their own pace; work in the mornings, afternoons or evenings.

The Online Graduate Diploma Composer Experience launches in January 2021. Submit a free application now (takes approximately 5 minutes) before the application window closes. 



9 recording sessions of your music are provided on the Online Graduate Diploma program, in conjunction with filmmakers and directors across Europe, recorded by the European Recording Orchestra (ERO). Receive multi-cam HD video of your sessions to enhance your professional portfolio.


Produce your sessions alongside our orchestrators and score supervisors via our integrated HD video and audio streaming, straight from the control room to your home.

Solo Piano (2x)

String Quintet + 2 Woodwinds

9-piece woodwind ensemble

15-piece chamber orchestra​

21-piece string, piano, harp ensemble

Hybrid Ensemble 1: Brass

Hybrid Ensemble 2: Woodwinds

52-piece symphony orchestra


Learn everything a modern composer needs to learn in order to be successful in the industry. Including MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing and Production, and much more. 100+ 2-hour masterclasses in total, plus individual lessons and coaching throughout the experience.

Aesthetics & Analysis: A Vocabulary of Motion Picture Music
Advanced Score Analysis for Screen Composers: 20th and 21st Century Explorations
Techniques of Scoring for the Screen I: Contemporary Compositional Practice / Supporting Story with Score
Techniques of Scoring for the Screen II: Developing A Unique Personal Style
Orchestration & Arranging
Music Technology & MIDI Mockups
Sound Design & Electronic Music Composition
Scoring for Games
Recording, Mixing, & Music Editing


Browse some of our videos, including showcased student works, faculty interviews and informational clips.


Academic Calendar

The Online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring spans a total of 8 months, and is built upon a rolling enrollment philosophy. This means that the Film Scoring Academy of Europe offers this program beginning at various dates throughout the year, and your commencement will be determined by when you are accepted and enroll in the program. The first class of Online Graduate Diploma composers will commence on January 18, 2021. The modules and recording sessions are spread evenly throughout the 8 months of coursework.

Tuition & Fees

Total Online Graduate Diploma Program Tuition €14,850 A note about the payment schedule: as the Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring is a rolling enrollment program, the payment schedule depends on when students enroll and begin their coursework. Payment Schedule Program Deposit: €500 (Due ASAP to reserve your seat) Payment 1: €5,000 (Due 30 days prior to program commencement) Payment 2: €5,000 (Due 30 days after program commencement) Payment 3: €4,350 (Due 120 days after program commencement)

Technology Requirements

Technology Requirements: -- Avid Pro Tools 12 -- DAW (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.) -- Serum by Xfer Records (for the Sound Design module) -- EastWest Composer Cloud -- MIDI Keyboard Technology Recommendations: -- Apple Macbook Pro (quad-core, 16GB ram, SSD minimum spec.) -- Logic Pro X -- Industry Standard Orchestral Sound Libraries -- NotePerformer Playback Engine -- Spectrasonics Omnisphere -- High Quality Reference Headphones and/or Studio Monitors -- Soundtoys, Slate Digital, or Waves Mixing Suite -- 1TB External SSD for Sound Libraries

Application Requirements

Submitting your free application is simple. Click here to apply and learn about the application requirements for the Online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring.

How Does It Work?

This is both an asynchronous and synchronous program. You do not need to sign on at a certain time each day for class. You will complete the classes and modules at times convenient to you and your schedule. The 9 provided recording sessions are scheduled and distributed throughout the 8 month course. Module content, lectures and assignments will be delivered via our exclusive online platform, which we have coded and created specifically for this program. Students will login with their unique login details for access to the program content. Each student will have one-on-one time with our online faculty, as well as one-on-one time on their orchestrations prior to each recording session with Norman Ludwin, our orchestration lecturer and Michael Giacchino's orchestrator. Each student will also have regularly scheduled review sessions of their compositions to picture with various members of the faculty. All recording sessions will be held in Doli Media Studio and Sofia Session Studio, conducted and produced by the faculty at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe, and recorded by the European Recording Orchestra (ERO). Students do not need to attend the recording sessions in person. Instead, students will be able to login to the HD video and audio streams to produce their recording sessions alongside our team of orchestrators and score supervisors. The online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring includes lectures from some of our guest artists: Conrad Pope, Christopher Young, Garry Schyman and Richard Bellis.

European Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia is an Instructional Site of Irish American UniversityIAMU is an accredited institution of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the organisation that accredits The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York Academy of Art, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, West Point United States Military Academy, and more.

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