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Hans Zimmer

Teaches Film Scoring

Tell a story with music

Hans Zimmer didn’t see a film until he was 12 years old. Since then, he’s scored over 150 films, including Inception, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. In his MasterClass, the self-taught Academy Award winner teaches how he creates sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to tell your story.


Watch, listen, and learn as Hans teaches his first-ever film scoring class.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Hans will also critique select student work.

Lesson Plan

Hans Zimmer takes you on a journey through story, character and theme, exploring how these elements influence and inform a unique approach to film scoring.

Richard Warpis a composer from Oakland, CA. He was recently the Unity Audio Lead for the Sundance 2017 VR film "Asteroids!"

The process he takes transforms the art from simple notations and measures into a romantic conversation between Zimmer and the audience.

J.M. Smithis a Gospel singer/songwriter from New York, NY. He is a student in Hans Zimmer's MasterClass.

As a composer and recording engineer, Hans' class was superb! Nowhere else can one get an inside look at one of this generation's greatest composers for film music.

Chris Haymanis a musician in California. He is a student in Hans Zimmer's MasterClass.

This was lovely experience, inspiring and full. It's not about what you learn, because I just start learning the right way now. Thanks for your efforts

Ayham Ammaris a musician in Dubai. He is a student in Hans Zimmer's MasterClass.

Without the correct attitude there really isn't much altitude. My approach to music and story telling really has been torn apart and challenged here.

Darren Benjaminis a musician in the UK. He is a student in Hans Zimmer's MasterClass.



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.



When does the class start?

Hans' class is live! Enroll today to get instant access.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students where you can receive and provide feedback on assignments
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • Class-specific tools to help you practice your craft
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others' work.

How long is the class?

Hans Zimmer's film scoring MasterClass has 4.5+ hours of exclusive video lessons.

Is the class live?

Hans' class includes pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at anytime. There will be opportunities to connect with your classmates in the community, which will happen in real-time. We'll announce any community activities to students in advance as they happen.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable - but they are available in your account, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.

Will Hans see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from Hans. Periodically, we may have opportunities for students to submit work to Hans. As those opportunities arise students will be notified and given directions on how to submit their work. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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Hans Zimmer

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