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Composition for Film and Television

12 months
13750 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you have ever dreamed of scoring music for film and TV, this Composition for Film and Television course at the University of West London 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.

Designed for advanced composers, this Composition for Film and Television course at the University of West London will provide you with in-depth specialist training, delivered by acclaimed industry professionals. We pride ourselves on giving you not only the high-quality tuition you would expect, but also the personal attention you need to make the most of your studies at the London College of Music.

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
  • animations
  • video game trailers
  • science fiction
  • dramatic cinema
  • silent films
  • costume dramas
  • documentaries
  • horrors.


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 
  • Sky 
  • 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Composition
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Music Score Production
  • Combining Sounds
  • Developing Your Career

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General 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). 
  • You will be invited to attend an interview and will need to provide references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK/EU: £4,475
  • International: £6,875

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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