Music Composition for Film and Media - full-time top-up BA (Hons) Degree
This is the final top-up year following a two-year FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND course.
The course encourages students to develop an individual style to create compositions that both fuse and challenge the techniques and conventions studied at certificate and intermediate levels.
- Extensive music industry connections with opportunities for internships and work experience
- Our alumni have created music for well-known TV ads, short films, documentaries and games
- Our multi-studio facilities and resources will provide you with a real-world training experience and an excellent education in the world of music for film and media
Interview and portfolio/audition.
A relevant FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND.
Applicants should have a secure knowledge of sequencing and scoring skills and be able to demonstrate a broad historical and cultural perspective. Prospective students should be prepared to present a portfolio of compositions at interview, demonstrating a range of styles. Experience of writing to moving image is preferred, but is not essential.
A detailed study of contemporary practitioners and a comprehensive analysis of significant works will lead to the development of a personal portfolio, which will demonstrate a range of techniques and applications.
- Film and media composition techniques
- Personal composition project
- Business & career development
The course has a strong reputation for progression into the industry, with recent graduates having gained high profile commissions in TV drama, documentaries, advertising, corporate video, films and computer games.
- Freelance composer
- Advertising agency composer
- Film score composer
- Games composer
- Music teacher
alumni Views Nathan Bowden
“The lecturers and fellow students never failed to inspire me with their passion and knowledge of the music industry. After graduating, I was employed to work on the Guitar Hero franchise, transcribing, interpreting and ultimately providing (downloadable) drum tracks/levels.”
alumni Views Alex Ball
“I’ve composed/produced and licenced music for adverts, TV programmes and short films, including for Hyundai, Lucozade, Daily Mail, PC World and NatWest. The course was essential and gave me a solid grounding in all the necessary composition, production and business skills required in the industry.”
alumni Views Claire Batchelor
“The composition course didn't just teach me composing techniques, it also taught me about the business side of the industry. Undoubtedly, I would not now be a full-time, freelance composer without it. I have scored and arranged adverts and documentaries and am now working with a full orchestra.”