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Composition for Film and Television MMus

Composition for Film and Television MMus

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Full time | University of West London | 1 year | 01-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Composition Film Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MMus Composition for Film and TV sits at the heart of the London College of Music.

It represents a creative hub for innovative, forward-thinking musical minds that join practical composition and academic inquiry in the spirit of practice-as-research.

Through an exploration of advanced orchestration, score production, and sophisticated compositional techniques, this course enables you to specialise in applied music composition, while providing an insight into 21st-century compositional practices and ideas.

Online Study Option

To make our MMus Composition for Film and Television course as accessible as possible we also offer an online study option.

Study & career progression

You might follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have achieved success working on a diverse range of projects for an impressive list of clients, including:

the BBC

The National Theatre

Youth Music Theatre UK

Projection Pictures


Channel 4

the British Film Institute.

Recent alumni successes include the creation of a major soundtrack score for the Imperial War Museum's authentic film footage from the First World War trenches and the critically acclaimed reconstruction and recording of film scores for Quo Vadis (Miklos Rosza) and Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre).


Building on your knowledge and experience of writing for orchestral instruments, this module will give you the opportunity to further develop your orchestration and arranging skills, with referenceto Midi tracks and handwritten sketches. You will be able to exercise and enhance your technical abilities and explore a variety of styles, creating pastiche works.
Research Methods - Core
Practical Composition 2 - Core
Practical Composition 1 - Core
Audio and MIDI Production - Core

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Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree in music specialising in composition or a degree in another subject plus substantial relevant experience in composition. You will need to provide a portfolio of original works (including film and television work), scores (essential) and recordings (desirable).

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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