The MFA course is an advanced degree and prepares you for a career as both a video game composer and as a game sound designer, the kind of full-stack game audio professional that is increasingly in demand. Scoring video games is rewarding and challenging but highly competitive. Our real-world project based approach, tutored by working professional game composers and sound designers, is designed to help you compete at the highest level. Being able to provide a complete audio service makes you much more employable.
- Personal 1-to-1 tuition from top professional composers and sound designers
- Regular online workshops and tutorial groups, online discussions and exclusive webinars
- Learn to create work in an adaptive and interactive genre, tackling challenges unique to video games.
- Personal 1-to-1 tuition from top professional composers and game audio directors.
- Find your voice as a composer and sound designers with help from leaders in the field.
More informationVisit official programme website
Core Modules include the following:
- Research And Critical Reflection
- Elective 1*
- Game Audio Technology
- Foundations of Game Music and Audio
- Sound and the Moving Image
- Adaptive Music 1
- Interactive Audio
- Adaptive Music 2
- 3D Audio Environments
- Advanced Game Music 1
- Advanced Game Audio
- Elective 2*
- Final Major Project
- Pro Tools
- Advanced Sibelius
- Cinematic Sound Design
- Music Editing
- Sampling Technology
- Work and Money
- Audio Post Production
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 and sound design for games. Our courses are career focused, so you can expect to be tackling tasks that an orchestrator 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.
- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
- Apply before
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.
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)
DisciplinesMusic Video Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences View 9 other Masters in Video Games & Multimedia in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree to be accepted onto the course.
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.
National6875 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Course: £13,750 / $19,950 / €19,990Fees 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!
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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