Professional Media Composition

ThinkSpace Education

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12 months
12950 GBP/year
12950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Professional Media Composition programme of ThinkSpace Education is for composers who want to earn a living writing music for media. 


Professional Media Composition programme of ThinkSpace Education delivers the creative, technical and business skills to help you succeed. Taught exclusively by working professionals, the course draws its knowledge directly from the industry so students can be sure they are learning exactly what it takes to make a living in the current market.

Key facts:

Through studying the creative aspects of composition, the software skills, and the specifics of the music business, you will be fully prepared to start, or further, your career as a working composer.

On this course, you will learn:

  • How to write in a wide variety of styles using different compositional techniques.
  • To produce professional quality mock-ups and demos.
  • To develop a voice of your own so you can stand out from the crowd.
  • The importance of market research, what producers and directors are buying right now, and how to deliver market-focused music.
  • The technical aspects of writing to picture, spotting a film, and working with hit points and markers.
  • Music editing, an important skill for composers both in terms of boosting productivity and also for opening new avenues of work.
  • The research and critical thinking skills to help you put media music in context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in Styles
  • Music Editing
  • Research and Critical Reflection
  • Writing to a Brief 
  • Writing to Picture
  • Scoring Drama

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 15 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Your main application must be in by the 1st of the month before your start date. Any supporting portfolio and documentation can be handed in 2 weeks later.




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

Applicants are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any subject. A limited number of places are available for non-degree holders (see the ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ section). We assume that completion of an undergraduate degree shows the applicant has the required level of academic ability to complete the course. Where applicants have been out of education for some time or come from a very different discipline, we can provide additional support through one to one tutorials during their course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Professional Media Composition
ThinkSpace Education