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  1. questionSuppose I'm a music major in a traditional college music program?
    Great! Chances are that a lot of the tools you'll need to be successful at writing music for film are included in your composition program.But there are many areas that are not, and it's best to start early in ramping up your education to include music for picture. A great way to do this is by s ...

  2. questionWhat about internships and assistantships?
    Internship and Assistant positions can be great opportunities to learn in a real, working industry setting. The pay is often low, and the hours are usually long, but the real "compensation" in these jobs is the knowledge that you'll learn while working.Requirements for these jobs include lots of ...

  3. questionWhat about observing recording sessions?
    If there are film and television recording sessions located near you, you should absolutely try and attend as many of these as possible, especially in the early years of your career.There is a wealth of information available at these sessions, and simply by sitting there and being quiet (that's ...

  4. questionWhat are "composing teams" and how do I become part of one?
    Composing teams are groups of composers,usually working for one "lead" composer, that do television series work. Composing teams have been very popular in the animation world, since there is a need for many minutes of music per show and time schedules are often limited.But with the advance of MI ...

  5. questionWhat education is required for entry into the film and television music business?
    No particular "degree" from a school or college is required for entry into the industry, and there is no "certification" for most parts of the industry.But what is important are the skills you bring to the table when you enter the business and want to move up. For instance, if you want to work a ...

  6. questionWhat professional level education is available?
    Professional education (designed for people already working in the business)is offered by schools and educational companies in several major cities.The Film Music Institute in Los Angeles offers seminars about the industry (see www.filmmusicinstitute.com) including specific courses for composing ...

  7. questionWhat schools offer film music education programs?
    Several colleges in the U.S. have courses in film music, including USC and UCLA Extension in Los Angeles which have extensive programs. In the east, Berklee College of Music has a 4-year Film Scoring program which offers an excellent education in the business, including their composer-in-residen ...


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