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Film and Video Game Scoring

Film and Video Game Scoring SFCM TAC

Visuals may draw you in, but sound completes the picture. Learn the ins and outs of scoring for movies, television, video games, and other media through our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and visiting artist masterclasses. Our wide-ranging courses train young composers in the art of storytelling through music and sound effects.

The TAC Curriculum includes Orchestration for the Media Composer, Film Scoring: Techniques & Analysis, Game Development, and Media Scoring Workshop. Classes are designed to help young composers develop a unique voice in their music and build a portfolio to gain the skills they need to work in the film and video game industry of today.

Every Semester TAC students get real-world video game composing experience with support from Sony Playstation Studios through the Sony Project. Recent guest artists include movie composer Michael Abels (Get Out), Peter Scaturro, the (Sony Interactive Entertainment director of music), and film and game orchestrator Tim Davies (Frozen) (The Last of Us) (Ant Man).

This coursework prepares students for professional opportunities across the board from score prep and orchestration to feature film and AAA composition.

The Conservatory is absolutely amazing, some of the best facilities I have ever seen.”

— RICKY KEJ, GRAMMY-winning composer

a student in studio A

Technology and Applied Composition

SFCM’s TAC program offers students a direct path to careers in film, television and media scoring, sound design, and audio engineering. More than 90% of alumni are employed in the field of their choice—one of the highest job placement rates anywhere.

TAC Soundboard


SFCM’s TAC studios are the best around. They feature the latest versions of all major digital audio workstations on the market, as well as top-of-the-line hardware to suit your every recording and mixing need.

Financial Aid and Affordability

At SFCM, we understand that college is a substantial investment. We're here to help, and we're committed to working with you to achieve the education you desire. 99% of our students receive financial aid at an average rate of 57% tuition discount.

Life on Campus

Learn about safe and secure, all-suite on-campus housing, where 24/7 practice rooms are just the beginning.


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SFCM leads an alliance across the music industry consisting of artist management companies Opus 3 Artists and Askonas Holt and recording label Pentatone. Together, their work creates opportunities for students, artists, presenters, and audiences to develop and experience new ideas.