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—KQED, Northern California Public Broadcasting

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Since its inception only a few years ago, the Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program has taken off like no one could have imagined. This highly exclusive course of study gives students a direct path into the worlds of film scoring, video game sound design, and other rewarding musical avenues. Featuring instruction from some of the most visible composers in the industry today, the TAC program readies you for a cutting-edge compositional life, bridging art and technology in the most dynamic ways imaginable.

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Use the most powerful tools of the trade

SFCM’s TAC studios are the best around. They feature the latest versions of all major digital audio workstations on the market, as well as top-of-the-line hardware to suit your every recording and mixing need.