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Garry Schyman Game Scoring Program


This program is an opportunity for composers who are interested in scoring for video game or cross over techniques between film and game scoring. Participants are taught amazing scoring craft skills, given assignment challenges and receive reviews of their compositions. Garry Schyman video game scores have brought critical acclaim and industry recognition.

Garry is a BAFTA winning and BAFTA nominated Hollywood A list video game composer. Garry Schyman is one of the most impressive scoring voices in the genre of video game music, from Bioshock, Shadow of Mordor, Destroy All Humans, Shadow of War, to his latest composition for VR Game, Torn. Garry Schyman is Adjunct Professor at USC teaching in the world renown Screen Scoring program since 2010. A once in a life time opportunity to meet, study and be mentored by Garry Schyman.

What does the program offer?

This intensive program offers what the contemporary composer needs to know to work in games. The types of music used in video game and how they are differentiated. From getting started in game scoring to an overview, how it works and what effects it has on how the composer writes his/her score. Transferable compositional skills from game to film. A review of participant compositions or an assignment to be completed prior to the course reviewed by Garry Schyman.

Who should apply?

Participants attending this program will require an interest in Scoring for Video Game, and keen to create memorable game cues. Will want to learn new and additional compositional  craft skills from a A list Hollywood game composer. Have an interest in composing, using combat, action, aleatoric techniques. Gain insights in to the specific software required and the process of composing and recording for Video Game. Understand working for a Video Game studio, client, director, producer. Participants who would like a critic of their music, and experience Video Game industry standard workflows and best practices taught by Garry Schyman.

What to bring

Enthusiasm, Passion, Originality! You will also need experience in music theory. Have ideas about composing for Film, Game & Visual Media. A laptop with a DAW installed, for example “Sibelius”, “Logic”.

What's Included

Garry Schyman Video Game Scoring Program

Awards, Scores, T-shirt, Certificates, Photos

Individual Score Review (optional)


Once the GEMS Garry Schyman Video Game Program is successfully completed, participants can focus on incorporating compositions using combat, action, aleatoric techniques. Understand the affects of adaptive music on your compositions. Further understanding of Video Games software composition options. Understanding compositional diversity for Video Games. Meet and network with like minded composers. Use this experience to develop your professional career towards working in Video Gaming.

Message from Garry Schyman

"Looking forward to seeing you in Spain, again!"

In English

The GEMS Garry Schyman Video Game Scoring Program, Spain will be delivered in English. You will need the ability to speak, understand and work in English. Bi-lingual Faculty support will be available during classes.


Class times are currently being scheduled. Dates, tutors and all program details are subject to change

Program Location


C/ Ribera, 16 46002



MAP Direction

Recording Location


Teatro Monumental

Calle de Atocha, 65 Madrid 28012 España

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees and deposits can be made by bank transfer or via our website in the Tuition Fees tab.  See FAQs for full details.

Advertised dates, tutors, guest speakers and all program details are subject to change if required.

Garry Schyman Game Scoring Program

First Day: 10 July 2024 

Last Day: 23 July 2024

Location: Valencia, Spain

Attendance Options: Online, In Person, both

Film Scoring Summer Program Tuition Fee: 3095€

March Discount Summer Program Tuition Fee: 2595€

Film Scoring Summer Program Tuition Fee

with two RTVE Recordings: 3495€

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Nigel Ashley Lees

Program Instructor

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Christopher Young

Program Instructor
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Garry Schyman

Program Instructor
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Pete Anthony

Program Instructor
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Juanjo Molina

Program Instructor
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Álvaro Domínguez

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Program Instructor

Garry Schyman Interview


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Past Program Highlights


The GEMS Magazine



Summer Program SPAIN
July 2024
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