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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Music Scoring for Screen and Stage

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Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Master the art of composing for animation, games, television and stage.

Program Overview

Collaborate on real-life projects

Writing music for screen and stage today is about teamwork. In this program, you'll collaborate with your peers in our renowned arts programs and bring projects to life with music. You'll compose music for animation, video games and apps, film, TV and musical theatre. No other music composition program offers access to these arts programs or provides the broad skill set clients and employers want.

Broaden your skill set

Composing music for screen and stage means being able to take on multiple roles. In this program, you'll develop a broad skill set. You'll learn orchestration, recording, mixing and editing. Using the latest technology, you'll compose music for several of Sheridan's arts programs, and create a workplace-ready demo reel that showcases your ability to work in a variety of media.

Become the complete package

This program brings music and technology together. Many of our students have either a formal music background or technical experience, but not both. This graduate music certificate builds on your existing skill set, while bridging any gaps in experience you may have. You'll have classes in music composition, as well as the technical aspects of recording, mixing and sound design.

Additional information

Music composition isn’t just an art. It’s also a business. Many of our graduates will become self-employed freelancers, so the Music Scoring for Screen and Stage program prepares you for success with a special focus on business and entrepreneurial skills. You’ll learn:

  • How to start a small business.
  • How to market yourself.
  • How to manage the client-composer relationship.

You’ll also learn about royalties — how they work, getting paid and interpreting and developing contracts.

Our renowned arts school also provides unmatched facilities and award-winning faculty. Courses are held at our Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MUSI 50001 Genres & Scores: Short Films & Musical Theatre 3
    MUSI 50172 Composition for Commercials & Short Films 3
    MUSI 56859 Introduction to Recording Studio Techniques 3
    MUSI 55586 Orchestration 1 3
    MUSI 56529 The Digital Audio Workstation 3
    MUSI 57370 The Composer's Toolkit  3
    BUSM 54998 Pitching, Negotiating, Collaborating 3
    Total: 21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MUSI 55142 Genres & Scores: Games & Feature Films 3
    MUSI 53796 Composition for Animation & TV 3
    MUSI 57721 Recording Studio Techniques 2 3
    MUSI 57028 Orchestration 2 3
    MUSI 56367 Introduction to Mixing 3
    THET 54310 Storytelling in a Song: Musical Theatre 3
    BUSM 50123 Introduction to Business for Screen Composers 3
    Total: 21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MEDA 50261 Principles of Music & Sound Design 3
    MUSI 56048 Composition & Orchestration: Game Audio & Orchestra 6
    MUSI 57900 Recording Studio Techniques 3 3
    MUSI 51799 Advanced Mixing: Mastering, Surround Sound & Immersive Audio 3
    BUSM 51632 Advanced Business for Screen Composers 3
    Total: 18

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

A music-related postsecondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree, with an overall GPA of 2.5, or demonstrated experience.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement or five years demonstrated experience, as well as the results of their portfolio assessment.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.

Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) post-secondary credential assessment is required.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates will go on to develop successful freelance careers, so we teach you the ins and outs of running a small business. You’ll also learn the music and technical skills you need to excel in several career areas. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to tackle any project with confidence.

Sample career areas:

  • Film and television
  • Video games and apps
  • Animation
  • Children's programming
  • Musical theatre
  • Recording engineering
  • Music editing
  • Marketing and advertising

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to apply their pre-existing musical knowledge to most of the specific skills of writing, arranging, editing, producing, and administering music for film, television, animation, the stage and video games.

  • Compose music for at least two of the following: live action dramatic short films, animated short films, live musical theatre or video games.
  • Illustrate competency in at least two of the following areas: producing a score recording session, engineering a score recording session, editing recorded music to fit a given visual sequence, arrange or orchestrate a provided musical idea or composition.
  • Articulate the unique responsibilities of the principal and key production personnel involved in visual media, musical theatre productions or game design.
  • Collaborate with a key creative team in the creation of complementary music accompaniment for a storytelling environment.
  • Create original musical elements and deliver to peer content producers within the Sheridan College student community.
  • Arrange and orchestrate a given composition within the creative and practical constraints of a production.
  • Produce all facets of a score recording session including: writing score parts, contracting musicians, preparation of MIDI or digital “guide tracks”, preparation of click tracks, tempo maps, markers.
  • Contextualize differences between composition and composition for stage, screen and games.
  • Argue the complexities of musical themes and development in milestone productions of film, television, games and musical theatre.
  • Contextualize the various social, political, economic, cultural and artistic influences upon composition for visual media, games and musical theatre throughout history.

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$14,144.72

Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$29,766.72

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Full-time 1 year Program code: PMSFS

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