24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Music Scoring for Visual Media and Sound Design from University of Côte d'Azur offers a national and international advanced education of excellence that will develop your craft and art of composing, orchestrating, editing and mixing music for the screen.

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The MSc Music Scoring for Visual Media and Sound Design program from University of Côte d'Azur  will equip you with the skills to master the entire music production process, from musical composing to post-production, in the music-for-media landscape:  film, advertising, television series, video games, and so forth.

You will hone your skills in composition, orchestration, sound design, creative management, artistic entrepreneurship and finally post-production on the Dolby Atmos spatial sound system, with the benefit of a partnership with DOLBY. At the end of each year, you will have the opportunity to record your own creation with a full orchestra, thanks to a unique partnership with the prestigious Orchestre National de Cannes, recognized as a National Orchestra in 2022.

This program will be conducted at our new Georges Méliès campus in Cannes, a creative campus with a 50m2 sound studio, a large 250m2 stage, and a fully equipped IT room partnered by Native Instruments and Izotope.

Enhanced by a partnership with Dolby, our master classes allow you to edit and produce your own creations with Dolby Atmos, in a complete Dolby-certified mixing studio provided by Fondation Université Côte d'Azur. At the end of the program, you will obtain not only a Master of Science diploma, but also a professional DOLBY certification.


The Music Scoring for Visual Media and Sound Design MSc is worth 120 ECTS, and is conducted over two years at our unique Bastide Rouge Campus in Cannes, France. Each year is built around hands-on projects, and culminates with presenting your own 5+ minute musical composition performed by a live orchestra.  

As a student, you will benefit from our state-of-the-art campus offerings:  onsite business spaces dedicated to cultural and creative industries, video game diploma courses, and art schools. 

Our curriculum is based on a common core including digital projects, and bringing together students from other disciplines such as creative arts, script writing, and videogames.  This provides key employment prospects in the world of creative output:  artificial intelligence and media, arts and entrepreneurship, creative audiovisual project management, image privacy law, and intellectual property law.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Musical Sound and Visual Media
  • Music and Narrativity
  • Sound Design Techniques
  • Projects and productions 
  • Entrepreneurship tools
  • Sound Design Techniques 
  • Projects and productions 
  • Management of cultural and creative industries
  • Project and Master Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in the fields of music or arts, or
  • A degree in humanities with significant experience in music
  • A good command of English, minimum B2 level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cannes

640 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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