Composition for Film and Television

University of West London

Master On Campus
12 months
13000 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters in Music Composition for Film and Television 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.


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
  • 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
  • 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 Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.

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Composition for Film and Television
University of West London


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