This programme provides professional training in composition for screen media. Taught by staff and guest composers from the professional world, you will develop a strong technological foundation in the subject, along with specialist understanding of television and screen scoring. The MA is taught within our high-specification composition and recording studios, which have full-time technical support. You will be actively encouraged to build opportunities and networks, both within and beyond the University, for projects in film, animation, documentary, games and more. In the first term, you will study units introducing you to working and recording in studios, and the core skills of film scoring. You will also take one elective unit. In the second term, the programme moves on to critical analysis of media music, and media composition practice including production music, TV and documentary. This work feeds into original collaborations that you may choose to include in your final portfolio. The vibrant musical life of the Department of Music provides opportunities for student and professional performance, and we are located at the heart of one of the UK's leading cities for broadcast, commercial and creative screen media.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in music, plus experience as a composer, demonstrated by a portfolio of your music. For further information on the required portfolio and the expected format, please see the Department of Music website. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£12200||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£12200||Year 1|
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