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Composing for Film, TV and Games MA

Composing for Film, TV and Games MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Composition Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

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.

You will be trained how to prepare for and run a recording session, how to manage music budgets and how to navigate the industry as a media composer. You will work collaboratively building networks with post-graduate directors, screenwriters, editors and producers, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to professional projects.

During the final 6 months of the programme students will engage with self-directed independent study as they create and produce their major research project. This project will be supported through mentoring and staged draft submissions and can be a combination of artefacts, a single large-scale specialist production supported by critical reflective analysis, or a significant and appropriate dissertation piece.

A part time option is also available at 24 months plus 6 months independent study.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

variable - to suit the learner

Start date

SEP

Modules

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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,160

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a first degree 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