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Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production
Prepare yourself for an exciting career as a music producer or composer with real-world skills to succeed in today’s ever-evolving commercial music industry.

Why Earn a Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production?

Whether it’s television, film, or even popular video games, music provides a powerful backdrop that enables viewers to feel and experience deep levels of emotion and energy. A film soundtrack can be as iconic as the movie itself. If you dream of producing and arranging music for film, television, or any other medium, the Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production can prepare the way!

This program is designed to give you everything you need to succeed as a composer, arranger, mixer or producer in the constantly changing commercial music industry. You will gain the special technical and practical skills required in the recording industry – as well as the understanding of the economic considerations of production, ever-growing consumer needs, and changing musical styles that are expected of today’s composers, arrangers, and producers.

This dynamic, 100 percent online program is focused exclusively on graduating composers and producers with industry-relevant skills, so they can seamlessly transition into working full-time in the music production and media scoring industries.

Program At A Glance

10 courses

7 weeks per course

18 months to complete

SACSCOC accredited University

GRE/GMAT not required

Capstone Project


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Students in the program can balance their graduate studies and their full-time careers, all while learning real-world skills designed to enhance their success in the commercial music industry upon graduation. From film scoring courses focused on mixing and delivering files in the same way composers do to mixing music and simulating the professional relationships needed in the recording world, students will be prepared for all aspects of commercial music production from film to television and interactive media.

Cohorts for this program begin each fall

  
Program Curriculum Program Faculty Graduate Certificates


Master’s in Media Scoring and Production Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to walk into a wide range of recording industry career opportunities, including sound design for film, television, and interactive media; music editing for film and TV; voiceover podcast recording and editing; as well as post-production sound, studio engineering, music producing, mixing, or composing.

Tuition

PROGRAM COST PER CREDIT † CREDITS TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST WHAT MOST STUDENTS PAY
Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production $2,421 30 $72,630 $43,578

*This is the total estimated cost of the program before potential financial assistance.
†Based on the UM 2023-2024 UOnline Tuition and fees rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

You can learn more about financial aid opportunities available to you here.


What are the Entry Requirements?

Students interested in completing one of the University of Miami’s online programs, including the Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production, must create a student profile and complete an online application.

The online application process involves submitting the documents below:

1. Official Transcripts

This includes official transcripts from ALL academic institutions you've attended. You can upload your transcripts to receive an admission decision. However, you'll also need to email electronic or mail physical official transcripts.

Email electronic transcripts to etranscripts@miami.edu or mail physical transcripts to:
Attn: UOnline Enrollment
PO Box 248272
Coral Gables, FL. 33146 - 2991

2. Personal Statement

Your personal statement should include reasons for your interest in the online Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production degree. You should also explain how this degree relates to your professional background and/or career goals.

3. Resume

Upload an updated resume that includes your:

  • Employment history
  • Academic history
  • Publications
  • Military experience, if any
  • Leadership roles
  • Honors/Awards
  • Community activities
  • Volunteer initiatives
4. Letters of Recommendation

You’ll need to submit two or three letters of recommendation. When you enter your recommenders’ information on the application, they automatically receive an email asking them to fill out your recommendation online. You should ask them before completing this part of the application as well as inform them of the process involved. Reminding them that your recommendations need to be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission, would also be helpful.

The online application allows you to track the status of each of your recommendations. It’s best to request letters from academic and/or professional references and not personal contacts. They can provide a more accurate assessment of your performance and can indicate why you would be a good fit for the program.

5. TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)

Test scores must be valid at the time of admission and no older than 5 years. You can upload unofficial test scores with your online application to receive an admission decision.

Use the following school codes when sending them:

TOEFL codes:

  • Institution: 5815
  • Department (All UOnline programs): 44055
6. Portfolio

As part of the application process for the Master of Music in Media Scoring and Production, applicants are required to showcase their skills and passion through a portfolio submission.

Please submit two of the options below:

  1. Representative samples of three to five music scores that you have composed in .pdf format, including audio and/or audiovisual material (.mov, .wmv, .wav, or .mp3 format). Audio MIDI realizations are acceptable, while real audio is preferred. Scores should be original works.
  2. Representative samples of three to five tracks produced exclusively by you, including a document with a detailed explanation of DAW/software used, as well as the recording/editing/mixing process, libraries used, etc.
  3. Arrangements of existing compositions and/or songs (vocal or instrumental) will be considered only if notated scores and audio files of arrangements are both included.
7. FAFSA and Student Orientation

Once you complete your application you should start preparing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Student Readiness. You can submit your FAFSA during the application process using the school code: 001536, to meet all required Financial Aid deadlines.

You’ll need to complete a mandatory online Student Readiness Orientation (SRO) within four weeks of accepting an admissions offer. This ensures you’ll be eligible to start class.

Summer 2024 Application Deadline

Ready to apply?

For students who wish to start classes in the Media Scoring and Production program on May 6, 2024, the application deadline is April 22, 2024. Download the UOnline Application Checklist for a step-by-step guide through the simplified application process.

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A Message From Program Co-Director Camilo Rodriguez

"In this program, we focus a lot on technology and how the industry has changed. We want you to go out into the world and never be given a job that you don’t know how to do. If you’re a composer, you’ll also know how to place a mike. If you’re an engineer, you’ll also know how to write. You’ll also graduate with fully produced, high quality studio recordings that will help you land the job of your dreams."


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