Music For Media MUS3101P


For Credit: $2995
Not For Credit: $2595

This course will provide audio production and engineering focused students with a broad introduction to the role of music in film and television through the study of terminology, aesthetics, process, equipment, and the technical aspects used in film scoring including, sessions setups, composition and editing techniques, and mixing considerations as well as the roles of the music editor, the composer, the recording engineer on the scoring stage, the mix engineer and the re-recording engineer.

During this course, students will explore various composers and scores through ‘case studies’ and analysis and begin to apply these concepts through various practical assignments. Students are expected to have knowledge of recording engineering techniques and technologies, MIDI, and a thorough understanding of Pro Tools.
For Credit
Not For Credit

Virtual Classroom Schedule

This course is delivered in a Virtual Classroom format. During classes, you will be able to interact with your instructor and peers in real-time through online tools and course software. The course has an assigned class schedule, evaluation dates, and assignment due dates. All classes are recorded and posted to your course page to review any content you may have missed. To get the most out of this course we strongly recommend you attend all classes. Please check the posted class schedule before you enroll. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team at

Check The Schedule
Wed 20

Music for Media MUS3101P

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Wed 27

Music for Media MUS3101P

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Feb 03

Music for Media MUS3101P

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Feb 10

Music for Media MUS3101P

February 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Feb 24

Music for Media MUS3101P

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Mar 03

Music for Media MUS3101P

March 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Mar 10

Music for Media MUS3101P

March 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Mar 17

Music for Media MUS3101P

March 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Mar 24

Music for Media MUS3101P

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Mar 31

Music for Media MUS3101P

March 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Apr 07

Music for Media MUS3101P

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Apr 14

Music for Media MUS3101P

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Apr 21

Music for Media MUS3101P

April 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Please Note: Course schedules are subject to change.

About Course Credit

If you choose to take this course for credit, you will be required to attend the instructor-led virtual classes for the course and record your attendance through our Learning Management System (LMS). To receive credit for the course, you must complete all course evaluations and obtain a minimum final grade of 60%. If you enroll in a course for credit, our Registrar's office will schedule a meeting with you to review the For Credit requirements in advance of the course start date. If you choose the Not for Credit option when you enroll, you will still be registered in the same course and have access to all of the same lectures and materials as the For Credit students, but you will not be able to apply the course as a credit towards one of Metalworks Institute's Online Diploma Programs.

Please Note: Credits can only be applied to online diploma programs within 24 months of course completion.

When taken for credit Music For Media MUS3101P can be applied towards these associated Diploma Programs:


All of Metalworks Institute’s courses are organized into Modules. Click each module below to see the topics covered in that module.

In this learning module, students will be introduced to the various types of music in film and television, including scores, source music, and soundtracks.


Course Specific Requirements

Prerequisites & Corequisites
This course has two prerequisites. In order to take this course, you must have already successfully completed Audio Post-Production AUD2020T and either Digital Production Techniques Workshop AUD2270P or Digital Audio Workshop AUD2150P.

Required Textbooks & Resources
• None

Suggested Textbooks & Resources
• None

Course-Specific Hardware & Software Requirements

Required Software
• Pro Tools 2020 Software Subscription
• Pro Tools iLok Key or iLok Cloud

Required Hardware
• Apple Laptop Computer

Minimum Requirements:
• Intel® Mac with macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
• 1.4GHz quad core Intel® Core i5 processor
• 8 GB of RAM (minimum)
• 256GB SSD Storage
• Thunderbolt 3 to USB Adapter

• Professional Quality Headphones

General Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access and participate in the course environment. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites, Corequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course.

Mac Users
 OS X 10.10
Yosemite or Higher

PC Users
• Windows 10

All Users
Latest Version of Google Chrome or Safari
Microsoft Teams
Speakers or Headphones
Internal or External Microphone
High-Speed Internet Connection



Pier Di Biase

Pier Di Biase is a highly educated and talented musician, composer, audio engineer, and educator with over a decade of experience working in higher education. Some of Pier's credits include two AA Jazz albums along with production credits for Global News, the Life Network, and WTN. 

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Please Note: Instructor(s) is/are subject to change based on availablity.


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