12 months
15000 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. In this Music for the Moving Image programme from Leeds Beckett University you will gain a solid grounding in the theories, techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production. 

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You will have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services.


The Music for the Moving Image programme from Leeds Beckett University  will give you the skills required to create high-quality music for the film, television and media industries. The experience you develop on the course working with a wide range of filmmakers combined with your online portfolio should help you to catch the eye of employers in these competitive industries. Working alongside other aspiring professionals in the University’s Northern Film School, your work could be promoted on the international film festival circuit, giving you the opportunity to develop your professional networks.

  • Television Music Composer
  • Film Score Composer
  • Music Technologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composing for the Moving Image
  • Analysis of Music for the Moving Image
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Audio Visual Practice
  • Negotiated Skills Development
  • Research Practice 
  • Final Individual Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  •  PT UK: £888 for each 20 credit point module
  • Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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