FILM & GAME SCORING

INSIDE MUSIC SCHOOLS HELPS GET YOU THERE

The “silver screen” has inspired some of the world’s most iconic and memorable music. Our favorite films wouldn’t be complete without their film scores.
Composing, conducting, and recording music for film is its own standalone field.

The technical aspects of adapting music to film require a specified understanding of compositional techniques, sound acoustics, and human psychology. Embarking on a film scoring degree is a multi-faceted journey. Choosing the right school is one of the most critical factors in acceptance and success in the industry.

With the guidance of our consultants and their list of best-fit music performance schools in hand, an IMS student has a greatly increased chance of getting into the school that is right for them.

The portfolio is the bread and butter of any creative budding professional. For composers of film and video, showcasing your work to an admissions department and faculty requires more than just recordings.

Film composers must often work with professional musicians, orchestrators, and arrangers when conveying ideas. Therefore, knowing how to read, write, and communicate music notation stands as the most efficient way of demonstrating musical concepts to many people. Including original musical notation (manuscript or midi) in your portfolio is a must.

Having video files showing your original music in action is best to showcase your talents, and having the wisdom to know what to show is another thing entirely.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

HOW CAN IMS HELP?

Finding the right school for you

At the end of our preparatory program, we develop a personalized list of schools the student should apply to based on several factors:

  • Interest - What aspects of this area of study inspire the student?

  • Skill Level - Our recommendations aim to be constructive environments where the student in question will thrive.

  • Career Prospects - What does the student wish to do with their music degree?

Where our students end up

IMS students have been accepted to such elite schools as:

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

  • OBERLIN CONSERVATORY

  • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY

  • PEABODY INSTITUTE

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

THREE PLANS TO GET YOU THERE

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OUR BASIC PLAN

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success

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INCLUDES PERSONALIZED LIST

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria

PLATINUM

$39

Per Month

WORKING WITH YOU UNTIL
MAY 1 OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria
  • Private consultations with IMS experts
  • Review of college applications including the Common App
  • Essay and resume editing
  • Portfolio and pre-screening video assistances
  • Guidance on scholarship consideration
  • Advisement on summer camps and similar events
  • Repeat of mock auditions, assessments, and simulated interviews

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