Video Game and Media Composition

ThinkSpace Education

Master Online
24 months
6875 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As a composer, you need to be flexible and able to address the widest possible range of opportunities. That’s what this course is all about, equipping you with skills and experience to tackle a wide range of film and television projects. We go even further and more value, giving you the detailed technical and creative skills to succeed in rapidly expanding world of video game music.


  • Personal 1-to-1 tuition from top professional composers
  • Learn how the biggest names in the business go from digital audio workstation to live score
  • Electives in Pro Tools, Advanced Sibelius, Marketing and Music Business
  • A real-world approach that combines sampled instruction with live orchestration and score preparation

Programme Structure

Core Modules include the following:

  • Research And Critical Reflection
  • Elective 1*
  • Writing In Styles
  • Writing To A Brief
  • Writing To Picture
  • Scoring Drama
  • Game Audio Technology
  • Foundations Of Game Sound Design
  • Adaptive Music 1
  • Adaptive Music 2
  • Advanced Game Music 1
  • Elective 2*
  • Final Major Project

For Elective 1, students can pick one of the following:

  • Music Editing
  • Advanced Sibelius
  • Cinematic Sound Design
  • Pro Tools
  • Sampling Technology
  • Work And Money
  • Wwise
For Elective 2, students can pick another option from Elective 1, or have the option of studying Advanced Game Music 2 as an extension of their previous module.


This course is aimed at those looking to build a career in composition for Films, Games, and Television. Our courses are career focused, so you can expect to be tackling tasks that an orchestration or composer would expect to face in their working life. A student should have an understanding of the skills needed before joining the course, and already be comfortable in their software of choice.

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.




120 ECTS

Credits are acquired through 12 taught modules of 7.5 ECTS per module, as well as a Final Major Project or Dissertation of 30 Credits.


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance, Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

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 must have a Bachelor's degree to be accepted onto the course.

Technological requirements

You will need a computer, software and ancillary equipment (MIDI keyboard, monitors, hard drives both internal and external), Mac or PC, capable of producing professional quality music and audio, and recording equipment.

A full listen of technical requirements can be found on the website's course page.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    6875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Course: £13,750 / $19,950 / €17,990

Fees can be paid as one upfront cost, or as instalments spread monthly across the duration of the course.


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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