Video Game Music and Audio

ThinkSpace Education

Master Online
24 months
6875 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Video games are rapidly evolving, and this is creating enormous opportunities for game audio professionals. Our master’s degree in Game Music and Audio has been developed in close consultation with the industry to ensure you are learning the skills the industry requires. We’ll cover both music and sound design, giving you all the tools you need to thrive in the game audio industry.


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.

Programme Structure

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
For Elective 1, students can pick one of the following:
  • Pro Tools
  • Advanced Sibelius
  • Cinematic Sound Design
  • Music Editing
  • Sampling Technology
  • Work and Money
  • Wwise
  • 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.

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.

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 / €19,990 

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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