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Composing for Film and Television MMus

Composing for Film and Television MMus

Key information
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Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed for composers aspiring to work in the media industry and wanting to learn more about techniques for composing and producing music for film and TV. You will learn from experienced professional film/TV composers, such as Philip Chambon whose work includes compositions for the BBC, Discovery Channel and independent film directors and producers. You will also can collaborate with student filmmakers and animators from Kingston School of Art.

You'll produce and record music in our unique facilities which include recording studios, rehearsal rooms, a synthesis/sampling lab - and the analogue/digital hybrid Visconti Studio. In partnership with world-famous record producer Tony Visconti, the British Library and Science Museum, the Visconti Studio comprises of a 300m² octagonal live room stocked with rare and vintage recording equipment.

Assessment: Compositions, soundtracks, essays, presentations, research projects, and dissertation. A high proportion of Composing for Film and TV MMus students obtain employment on graduation – either in the music industry itself or related areas – or enrol for further study (e.g. MPhil/PhD). For those students who are already in employment and undertake the course part-time, the award may accelerate promotion and open up new opportunities.

Different course options

Full time | Kingston Hill | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module supports the development of a major piece of research, or creative work, or performance which is focused on the subject of the student's programme of study. Therefore the nature of the project is chosen from the following: a dissertation; a folio of produced popular music compositions/covers; a folio of sonic arts work; a folio of compositions to moving image; a folio of compositions; or a performance. In the case of the creative work, students will also undertake related research which culminates in a paper or critical commentary to complement and support their creative work. The module is taught through a mixture of seminars and individual tutorials.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, performance or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred).

University information

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