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MA Composing for Film, TV and Games

MA Composing for Film, TV and Games

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Composition Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

This 18-month full time MA in Film, TV and Games Composition offers you professional training in writing and producing commercially viable music for the media industries.

The MA provides you with the specialist compositional techniques, operational understanding of hybrid studio technologies, and advanced productional skills which will equip you for a career in any one of the major areas of the industry:

  • Film
  • TV
  • Games
  • Library Music
  • Advertising
  • Trailers

You will be taught by working industry professionals and great emphasis is placed upon working to real-world briefs, to real-world deadlines and in a professional environment within a state-of-the-art recording and media technology facility. You will learn to process critical notes and interpret direction, and to iterate your work and deliver a finished product on time, on budget and on brief.


Summative assessment will take the form of written and practical coursework, presentations & screenings, portfolio and project work.

Formative assessment in the Creative & Digital Technologies Department is carried out through peer to peer and tutor feedback on work either through submission, workshops or tutorials. Regularly across all modules.

Where This Can Take You

This MA programme will enable you to start your career across several industries utilising the moving image and music in their content.

The creative industries of gaming, TV, film, radio and advertising all require well trained and professionally aware creatives for the numerous hours of content produced.

You will also can consider further study and enter the academic research environment through a Professional Doctorate pathway.

Different course options

Full time | Bognor Regis Campus | 18 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



Style and Genres (20 Credits)
Programming, Production and Studio Technologies (20 Credits)
Research and the Industry (20 Credits)
Composing Moving Image (40 Credits)
Collaborative Project (20 Credits)
Specialist Project or Research Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more

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