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Join composers from around the world and level up your skills in film scoringRecord your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO).

Spring 2022 Special: 40% off the Online Graduate Diploma!

Interested in speaking with Admissions about this Online Graduate course? You don't need a prior degree in music. Just submit the form:

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

  • 135+ hours of essential training in Scoring 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

  • Regular 1-on-1 sessions with faculty on course content and your music

  • Flexible schedule! Complete this experience at your own pace. Work in the mornings, afternoons or evenings. The commitment is 4-6 hours of course videos per week.


135+ hours of essential training in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more. Progress at your own pace, day or night. Also receive regular 1-on-1 sessions on course content, your orchestrations, and developing your personal voice. Watch 4-6 hours of content per week.


9 recording sessions of your music are provided on the Online Graduate Diploma program, 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 (MIDI) - Scoring An Emotion

Learn to manipulate the emotions of your audience using only a Solo Piano.

Solo Piano (Audio) - Modern Minimalism

A contemporary / minimalistic application of piano, a la the minds of Ólafur Arnalds or the late great Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Strings I - Depicting Character

A versatile 3-piece ensemble consisting of Solo Violin, Solo Cello and Solo Piano.

Winds I - Depicting Setting

A 6-piece wind ensemble capable of a multitude of colours and vibes.

Brass I - Creating Suspense

4 horns and 4 trombones, a perfect blend for creating daunting vibes.


Strings II - Scoring Under Dialogue

A 17-piece string ensemble, perfect for refining the vital technique of underscore.

Winds II - Depicting Period

A 10-piece wind section that will layer perfectly into a larger sound space.

Brass II - Heroism and High Drama

Score the most heroic or dramatic of scenes with the ERO's 13-piece brass section.

52-piece Symphony Orchestra

The ERO's 52-piece symphony orchestra can have your audience weeping or on the edge of their seats.


Lifetime Membership


in our Alumni Access Program. Includes exclusive access to FSAE Live Events & Webinars, Guest Composer / Director Q&A's, Guided Screening Series, Recording Session Lotteries, Professional Portfolio Headshots and Videography, and more. Ongoing, and all free.

Film Scoring Academy of Europe Alumni Access

Apply below to begin your training:


Start: February 21, 2022

End: October 23, 2022


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Tuition & Fees

Spring 2022 Special: 40% off the Online Programme! We are offering limited spaces in our Online Graduate Diploma for a massive 40% off the tuition price! Spring 2022 Special Tuition: €9,000 (previously €14,850) We accept payment plans: spread your tuition over the 8-month duration of the course and pay monthly. Included in Tuition:

  • 135+ hours of comprehensive training in Scoring the Screen, MIDI Mockups, Sound Design, Orchestration, Mixing & Production, and more -- an essential training for film and game composers
  • A substantial professional portfolio: 9 recording sessions of your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO)
  • Multi-cam HD video footage of the European Recording Orchestra (ERO) playing your music in the recording studio
  • 1-on-1 tutorials with our Online Programme Leader on all course content (every week)
  • 1-on-1 tutorials on your orchestrations with Norman Ludwin, orchestrator for Michael Giacchino (prior to every recording session)
  • 1-on-1 tutorials with our faculty on develping your creative voice
  • A Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring upon successful completion of the program. A Graduate Diploma is a Graduate-level degree worth 30 credits (60 ECTS Credits in Europe)

Technology Requirements

Technology Requirements:

  • DAW (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.)
  • Notation Software (Dorico, Sibelius, Finale, etc.)
  • Serum by Xfer Records
  • High Quality Reference Headphones
  • EastWest Composer Cloud
  • MIDI Keyboard
Technology Recommendations:
  • 4, 6 or 8+ core processor, 32+ GB ram, internal SSD
  • NotePerformer Playback Engine
  • Avid Pro Tools 12
  • Orchestral Tools, Cinematic Studio Series Libraries
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Soundtoys, Slate Digital, or Waves Mixing Suite
  • 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. Composers do not need to sign on at a certain time each day for classes. Composers watch our training series, which we have filmed and edited at the Academy, at times convenient to them. The 9 recording sessions are scheduled and distributed throughout the 8 month course. Module content, lectures and exercises are delivered via our exclusive online platform, which we have coded and created specifically for this program. Students login with their unique login details for access to the program content. Each student will have weekly 30-minute one-on-one sessions with our Online Programme Leader on course content, as well as a 30-minute one-on-one session with Dr. Norman Ludwin, our orchestration lecturer and one of Michael Giacchino's orchestrators, on their orchestrations prior to each recording session. Each student will also have 8 additional 30-minute one-on-one sessions with our faculty on developing their creative voice. 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 our core faculty, but not our celebrity guest artists, who are reserved for our full-time MFA programme.