Scoring for Film & Video Games

Breaking Into This Hot Industry Is Difficult – Here’s How You Can Do it

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Film Composer Michael Nyman: Photo by monophonic.grrrl

Breaking into the film & video game scoring industries is among the greatest (and monetarily rewarding!) challenges a musician can experience.

That said, every single commercial, film, or media project of almost any kind usually has music accompanying its visuals.

The potential career earnings you can accrue in this industry, if you are up for the challenge and good at what you do, is very high.

Having a degree from an excellent, well-established school can provide you with the networking and connections into the industry while you are still perfecting your craft.

At the right school for film, video game, and/or multimedia composition, you can organically grow as a film/ video game composer not only under the expert guidance of renowned composers/musicians in your field, but also alongside student filmmakers that will break into the industry with you.

The best schools for the 21st century film & multimedia composer focus on the tools that you need to succeed.

Gone are the days when a film studio will hire an orchestra for their soundtrack; in 2015, you MUST be able to create a finished product in your personal computer for usage in a film.

A great college for film, video game, and multimedia composition must not only have top-notch recording and mixing facilities; the school must also have state of the art computers equipped with state-of-the-art software, such as Pro Tools HD, Digital Performer, Logic Pro X, Finale 2014, and more.

We will assist you in discovering the schools that will give you tools you need to succeed in this competitive industry, as well as which ones match your personal musical tastes and interests.

Our consulting services for those choosing to pursue film/multimedia scoring are below.


Tier 1: The Platinum Concierge Advising

In our highest tier of service for film/multimedia scoring, you will:

  • Attain expert guidance throughout the entire college admissions process with Bill and Steve, develop a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and master the procedures behind college selection and application.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Submit publisher-quality scores of your own music that are not only visually outstanding in presentation, but also leagues above competitive college applications. This is necessary only for those students who wish to apply to a program that requires physical scores.
  • Polish your audition materials to the film, video game, and commercial music colleges you are applying for. We have an expert film scoring college faculty musician review the contents of your application.
  • Receive a list of up to 15 “right-fit” colleges that would fit the you best, including “safety,” “match,” and “reach” schools.
  • Experience a staged audition with a college musician faculty member ensuring maximal success for the day of a your live audition into music school. This is necessary only for students who must provide a performance audition into their commercial scoring program.
  • Gain insight into college faculty; some film schools have outstanding composers on the faculty who have written music for major Hollywood films. We will review with you some schools that have the best options.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, providing for you a detailed and thorough overview of how you can excel at this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.
  • Build a phenomenal resume that “pops” off the page from a sea of 1000s of other competitive performance resumes.
  • Compose an outstanding essay with Steve Lipman, who, in his 40 years working at one of the most widely renowned music schools in the world, has reviewed tens of thousands of college application essays. Steve knows the do’s, don’ts, and best practices for creating an outstanding, personable, and wholly original essay.
  • Master the “Personal Statement  portion of your application. We show you exactly how to make this part of the application eloquently express your personality.

Tier 2: The Gold Standard Service

In our second-highest tier of service for film/multimedia scoring, you will:

  • Receive a list of up to 10 “right-fit” music colleges that would fit the student musician best, including “safety,” “match,” and “reach” schools.
  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and more.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Submit publisher-quality scores of your own music that are not only visually outstanding in presentation, but also leagues above competitive college applications. This is necessary only for those students who wish to apply to a program that requires physical scores.
  • Experience a staged audition with a college musician faculty member ensuring maximal success for the day of a your live audition into music school. This is necessary only for students who must provide a performance audition into their commercial scoring program.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, who will provide for you a detailed and thorough analysis of how you can master this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.

Tier 3: The Silver Level Audition & Interview

In our third-highest tier of service for film/multimedia scoring, you will:

  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and more.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Submit publisher-quality scores of your own music that are not only visually outstanding in presentation, but also leagues above competitive college applications. This is necessary only for those students who wish to apply to a program that requires physical scores.
  • Experience a staged audition with a college musician faculty member ensuring maximal success for the day of a your live audition into music school. This is necessary only for students who must provide a performance audition into their commercial scoring program.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, who will provide for you a detailed and thorough analysis of how you can master this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.

Tier 4: Fundamental Consultation

In our fundamental tier of service for film/multimedia scoring, you will:

  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and give insight into getting through the college application.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Steve and Bill are available to discuss with you how we can help you or the musician in your family. To schedule a free, no obligation 20-minute consultation in which you can learn more about what we can do for you, click the “Schedule a Free Consultation” button below. A form will appear upon clicking the button; simply fill out the form in its entirety. After you enter your information and click “submit”, we will contact you via email within 48 hours.

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Deluxe Services

If you are interested in receiving extra services that will not only boost the quality of your college application, but will also give you a head start on your music career, we are here to help.

Read more about our deluxe services here.


Price

College is a considerable investment of time, money, and personal endeavor for the future of you or the musician in your family.

Our service is more than just an insurance of competitive application quality; it is a commitment to discovering which college experience will be the very best for you, both in your present life and in your musically diverse future career.

We take pride in being very clear about our prices; we know that the value of finding the right college for you is, without question, priceless.

Contact us today – after we speak to you about how we can help you best achieve your college goals, you will receive an email with a personalized quote.


Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you are serious about your career as a dedicated, passionate musician who is seeking the highest level of education, don’t hesitate and wait.

Interested in learning more? Click below to schedule a free, no obligation consultation today to discuss your goals.

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