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Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television

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The USC Thornton Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program is one of the world’s most acclaimed programs of its kind. With a faculty including working professionals in the film, television and video game industries, and with a legacy including such luminaries as Elmer Bernstein, Buddy Baker, David Raksin and Jerry Goldsmith, the SMPTV program offers its graduates unrivalled practical experience and industry connections. Partnered with the USC School for Cinematic Arts, student composers have numerous opportunities to collaborate with student filmmakers, producing the music for more than 70 films per year. Additionally, students score a number of projects with union musicians on Hollywood scoring stages and studios including Capitol Records and the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. USC Thornton alumni include Bruce Broughton, James Horner, James Newton Howard, David Newman, Marco Beltrami and others. Many have gone on to receive numerous Oscar and Emmy nominations and awards.

For a more in-depth look at the SMPTV program, please visit the program website.

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The Hollywood Reporter ranks USC Thornton in top three of music schools

November 21, 2014

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In the November 14th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the USC Thornton School of Music was ranked third on their list of the “Top 25 Music Schools of 2014.” Among the descriptions of notable faculty and alumni, THR included DJ-producer Young Guru and USC Thornton alumni Bear McCreary, who has… read more

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