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Berkleemusic Launches Film Scoring 101

Mark "Devo" Mothersbaugh Scholarship Created (March 16, 2006)

Pictured is Mark Mothersbaugh and his beloved pug, Finster. Photo by David Goggin.

Pictured is Mark Mothersbaugh and his beloved pug, Finster. Photo by David Goggin.

Berkleemusic, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, the world's largest music college, has announced Film Scoring 101, to be introduced in the Spring Semester, beginning April 3. Concurrently, composer Mark Mothersbaugh, who has scored such feature films as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, will have an online scholarship created in his name. Berkleemusic's scholarships provide gifted musicians throughout the world with unique opportunities to attend Berklee from anywhere, enabling them to receive world-class music instruction from renowned faculty members.

Film Scoring 101 is taught by Donald Wilkins, Chair of Berklee's Department of Film Scoring. This interactive course guides online 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 towards scoring a short film. By using a broad range of techniques including click tracks, spotting, scoring under dialogue, free timing, and the creative use of overlap cues, students learn how to develop a score and how to synchronize it seamlessly to visual events.

"After working with so many graduates of Berklee College over the years, it's an honor for me to support this new Berkleemusic scholarship," remarked Mark Mothersbaugh. "I had to struggle through trial and error to learn the complicated requirements for TV, game, and film scoring, but now you can enroll online and gain tremendous knowledge and practical experience using the latest technology, newest software, and a curriculum that is very cool. It's done so well, that I think I better enroll - maybe I'll see you in the virtual classroom!"

About Mark Mothersbaugh
Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh is a restless musical spirit who has followed his group's international acclaim with great success as a composer for film, television, and video games. After establishing his LA-based production company, Mutato Muzika, Mothersbaugh first gained recognition scoring Pee-Wee's Playhouse and Rugrats for television, moving on to video games such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxtor, and SIMS2, and feature films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Thirteen, Rushmore, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Today he heads up a team that produces a steady output of music for feature films, television, games, and national commercial campaigns.

The Spring semester at begins April 3, 2006
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Student advisors are available at 866.BERKLEE (866.237.5533) to answer any questions.



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