Getting a master's degree from Berklee College of Music pushes you towards the next big step in your career, and the International Career Center (ICC) is one of the resources you have to help get you there.
The mission of the ICC is to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Rather than acting as a one-time job link, our overall focus is on career management. We help you access available resources and activities and apply them to your career path.
Possible Career Paths
Getting a master's degree in scoring for film, television, and video games opens you to a world of possibilities in the music industry and beyond. After graduating, many students work in composition, conducting, arranging, sound design and other roles associated with music for media.
Industry Events and Conferences (Optional)
Succeeding in the music industry is all about building your professional network and making connections with the right people. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their time in Europe to attend or participate in the many music and performance-related events held in Spain and Europe. All event participation and attendance is optional and students make all the arrangements to attend on their own. In some cases, students may be able to access special offers and student discounts through Berklee.
These are the events that we recommend for scoring for film, television, and video games students.
Soundtrack Cologne (Cologne, Germany)
- Month: August
- Website: soundtrackcologne.de
SoundTrack Cologne is the German festival of music and sound in film and the media. Since its inception, with its congress as well as festival program, SoundTrack Cologne has developed into the leading European platform for music in film and the media.
Fimucite (Tenerife, Spain)
- Month: September
- Website: fimucite.com/f11/en/
FIMUCITÉ is the Tenerife International Film Music Festival held in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). Every summer, since 2007, Tenerife becomes the main city of Film Music in the world for a week.
World Soundtrack Awards and Film Fest Gent (Ghent, Belgium)
- Month: October
- Website: filmfestival.be/en/
Film Fest Gent was established in 1974 as a student's film festival, and has since developed into one of Europe's most prominent film events. Every year in October, the festival presents some 100 features and 30 shorts from all across the world. A range of different film programs are showcased, attracting over 130,000 viewers each year.
WOMEX (Alternating European Countries)
- Month: October
- Website: womex.com
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
Film Music Festival (FMF) (Krakow, Poland)
- Month: May
- Website: fmf.fm/
The Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF), organized by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting.
Mosma (Malaga, Spain)
- Month: July
- Website: mosma.es
MOSMA is an event dedicated to audiovisual music, an artistic discipline that is part of our daily life through series, video games and, of course, in the big screen, the cinema. MOSMA seeks to be an international meeting point for established composers and young talents, and also aims to promote meetings and work spaces through tutorials involving professionals from the sector: producers, agents, composers, musicians and students or interested entrepreneurs.
Berklee College of Music’s optional graduate internship program supports Berklee master’s students who seek to integrate academic and professional experience after completing the coursework and culminating experience projects required in their specific master’s program. This program will take place during an additional semester, following the completion of all course work, and students will be charged a part-time comprehensive fee. Note that students are responsible for securing their own internships and for securing all appropriate and required visa statuses.