If you have ever dreamed of scoring music for film and TV, this composition course will give you the expertise and confidence to achieve your goal.
It is one of the longest-established qualifications of its kind, attracting high-calibre musicians. You could join a growing list of alumni, including Matt Tong (formerly of Bloc Party), Grammy Award nominee Alexander Grant (aka Alex da Kid), Nile Rodgers collaborator Ben Salter, and Matthew Hodson, founder of the London Synthesis Orchestra.
This is a specialist Composition for Film and Television at the University of West London in composing for film and television. You will need to have contextual knowledge of mainstream repertoire and significant experience of composition and orchestration. In return, the course gives you excellent opportunities to develop technical skills in composition and studio-based work.
You will study historical and current techniques used to create music for modern media. And you will look at ways to draw on these techniques in a practical context by composing music for a diverse range of genres, including:
- television thrillers
- video game trailers
- science fiction
- dramatic cinema
- silent films
- costume dramas
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).
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- Practical Composition
- Orchestration and Arranging
- Score Production
- Combining Sounds
- Developing Your Career
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Music View 293 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom
- 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).
- You will be invited to attend an interview and will need to provide references.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU/EEA: £4000
- NON-EU/EEA: £6,500
Scholarships and bursaries offered by UWL offer only a partial contribution to fees, students are advised to research a combination of funding sources for their studies. Each student will be granted a maximum of one scholarship or bursary from their applications, the highest value reduction will be applied.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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