Berkleemusic Launches Film Scoring 101 and Creates Mark Mothersbaugh Scholarship

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Mark Mothersbaugh with his beloved pug, Finster. Photo: David Goggin

Berkleemusic, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, has announced Film Scoring 101 for the spring semester, which begins April 3, 2006. This interactive, online course guides students through the process of creating original music to accompany a visual medium. Film Scoring 101 begins by focusing on the aesthetics, terminology, procedures and technical aspects of film scoring. As the course progresses, students apply these skills toward scoring a short film. By using a broad range of techniques including click tracks, spotting, scoring under dialog, free timing and the creative use of overlap cues, students learn how to develop a score and synchronize it seamlessly to visual events.

Concurrently, composer Mark Mothersbaugh—who has scored feature films such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums—will have an online scholarship created in his name.

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