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Graduate School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Images need music to fully tap into our emotions. Background music for movies, video games and websites set the scene and draw us into the story. Imagine the shower scene from Psycho or the first level of Super Mario Brothers without their immediately recognizable music themes. At Academy of Art University, one of the top graduate music production schools, students gain experience in composing, scoring and creating music for visual media.

With a focus on the art of storytelling through music, Academy of Art University guides students in building expertise with cutting-edge computer programs for musical scoring. Students develop their own unique and creative talents, while creating an impressive demo reel to show potential employers.

Preparing students for careers in film scoring, music production for video games, music editing and more, the School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media provides professional, hands-on experience. Students graduate equipped to produce everything from background music for commercials and websites to the epic scores that define some of the best movies of our time.


Graduate Music Production School Studio Courses

Unlike traditional college programs that teach music as performance art, Academy of Art University's programs center on musical compositions that aid in storytelling and enhancing visual media. Students in the School of Music for Visual Media cultivate their talents and learn to drive viewers' emotions with their imaginative work. Academy of Art University offers classes in scoring, editing and arranging music.

Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media graduate courses:

  • Harmony
  • Arranging
  • Orchestration
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Scoring For Film
  • Film Music Editing
  • Music For Games
  • Scoring for Animation
  • And More!

Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Professional Opportunities

Led by a faculty of professional musicians, Academy of Art University's music production graduate school prepares students for careers creating music for visual media. Through industry events on campus, students get the opportunity to network with composers, producers and editors in the field.

Careers in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media include:

  • Film Composer
  • Game Composer
  • Commercial Composer
  • Music Editor
  • Orchestrator
  • Music Supervisor
  • And More!

Spring Show – Exhibiting top work from students in every major, Academy of Art University's Annual Spring Show attracts recruiters who want to hire fresh and original emerging talent. Grad students in the School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media show their demo reel and interview with the best media innovators from companies such as Pixar, Blue Sky Studios and Electronic Arts among others.


School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Facilities

With all of the latest music production and editing technologies, Academy of Art University's state-of-the-art facilities enables students to create amazing movie soundtracks, commercial jingles and more. Students in the music production graduate school have access to the top musical equipment and computer-based production tools used in the music studios throughout the country.


Graduate Classes Online & in San Francisco

Offering classes online and in San Francisco, Academy of Art University has flexible programs for completing a degree in its graduate music production school. Unlike online courses at other schools and colleges, the Academy's online program engages students with an interactive, hands-on experience and promotes creative collaboration with instructors and fellow students. Students can complete their class work and watch demonstration videos at their convenience.

Whether they complete their degrees online or in San Francisco, students find the same support, guidance and knowledge from faculty.

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