Scoring for Film and Games

Composing music for film, animation, and video games calls for a unique mix of art and science. This intensive workshop explores the creative principles and software techniques used to support a story with music. Under the guidance of a veteran composer, you will compose an original score synchronized to picture, then participate in a live studio recording session with a chamber ensemble to produce the finished soundtrack.

You will learn:

  • How to use professional digital audio workstation software and hardware
  • Techniques for composing music synchronized to picture
  • How to prepare musical score and parts
  • Hands-on experience recording-to-picture with trained musicians


Students should expect to be challenged, and be open to feedback from professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Due to the rigorous nature of MasterClasses, only students entering 10th through 12th grades are eligible.


This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.