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Mladen Milicevic - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Mladen Milicevic

Professor Emeritus | of Recording Arts, School of Film and Television


School of Film and Television






The Room Soundtrack - The Room (Main Theme)



Mladen Milicevic received a B.A. (1982) and an M.A. (1986) in music composition and multimedia arts studying at The Music Academy of Sarajevo, in his native Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1986 Mr. Milicevic came to the United States to study with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, from which he received his masters in experimental music composition (1988). From the University of Miami in Florida, Mr. Milicevic received his doctorate in music composition in 1991, studying with Dennis Kam. For several summers, he also studied with Michael Czajkowski at the Aspen Music School. He was awarded numerous music prizes for his compositions in the former Yugoslavia as well as in Europe. Working in former Yugoslavia as a freelance composer for ten years, he composed for theater, films, radio, and television, also receiving several prizes for this body of work. After moving to the United States in 1986, Mr. Milicevic has performed his live electronic music, composed for modern dances, made several experimental animated films and videos, set up installations and video sculptures, had exhibitions of his paintings, and scored for films. His academic interests are interdisciplinary, and he has made many presentations at various international conferences on a wide range of topics such as music, film, aesthetics, semiology, sociology, education, AI, religion, and cultural studies. Bizarrely enough, in 2003 he has scored film "The Room" which has now become an international phenomenon as the “worst” film ever made. Mr. Milicevic is Professor Emeritus in the School of Film and Television, Recording Arts Department at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He has been the Chair of the Recording Arts Department for 11 years, and in 2019 he stepped down from that position to become the first faculty member at Loyola Marymount University who teaches 100% online classes. Now Dr. Milicevic’s primary educational interest is focused on online teaching modalities.

Education (3)

University of Sarajevo (BiH): Master of Music, Music Composition 1986

Wesleyan University, CT: MA, Music Composition 1988

University of Miami, FL: Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Music Composition 1991


Areas of Expertise (6)

film studies (sound)

Audio Production

Film Scoring

Music Composition

audio recording

AI and music

Industry Expertise (3)



Audio Visual

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Croatian