Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Scoring & Composition
Academy of Art University

Program Details

For those seeking an online music degree, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Scoring & Composition is available from Academy of Art University.  This top art school features courses taught by professional musicians and sound designers who are prepared to help students contribute to the future of visual media.

Visual media, whether it is found in full-length features, short clips on a cellphone, immersive video games, or somewhere else, is enhanced by accompanying music, which is where these students come in.  You will gain the creative skills and technological knowledge needed to become a music industry professional.  The curriculum balances musicianship training with production skills reflecting a changing music industry while also teaching music theory, composition, harmony, orchestration, and arranging.  Students use computer-based production workflows, digital audio workstations, and virtual instrument libraries while emphasizing composing using virtual instruments. The focus is on “…creating emotion through music in synchronization with visual media.”


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • All official transcript(s), including from any other universities or learning institutions you've attended

School Accreditation Statement

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission