Media Composition and Orchestration

ThinkSpace Education

Master Online
24 months
10475 GBP/year
10475 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Media Composition and Orchestration programme of ThinkSpace Education is for composers looking for a comprehensive preparation for a career scoring film, TV and games. 


At Media Composition and Orchestration programme of ThinkSpace Education, you will learn to work in almost every sector of the media using a range of compositional techniques from live orchestral scoring to sound design and hybrid compositional techniques. Your course includes a live orchestral session with a professional film orchestra.

Key facts:

Gaining an understanding of orchestration and live instruments is crucial in composing realistic sounding sampled mock ups. This course combines both skills, as well as delivering the market-focused material you need to start, or further, your career in composing for media.

On this course, you will learn:

  • To write in a wide variety of styles, using different compositional techniques.
  • How to produce professional quality sampled mock-ups and high-quality demos.
  • To explore many different areas of the media, each of which has specific requirements and expectations.
  • About each section of the orchestra, led by some of the world’s top film session players.
  • What the market expects, what producers and directors are buying right now, and how to deliver market-focused music.
  • The business skills needed to help you produce a winning portfolio that will help you into a new career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in Styles
  • Writing to a Brief 
  • Writing To Picture
  • Research and Critical Reflection
  • Scoring Drama
  • Writing For Strings And Woodwind

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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.




240 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

    10475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Media Composition and Orchestration
ThinkSpace Education