Music and Sound for Screen at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

On our Music and Sound for Screen BA(Hons) course, you’ll learn to write music and create sound effects for film, TV, and games. You’ll also study composition, orchestration, sound design, recording, as well as recording and performance. As you move through the course, you’ll select from options in sound recording, audio production, and film theory, developing your skills, to a professional level, in composition and sound design. This course is for you if you’re keen to potentially secure a role within music, film, sound design, or music production. You’ll study from state-of-the-art professional standard facilities, and you’ll have access to a range of recording and studio spaces, including dedicated audiovisual composition and editing software. Why Study Music and Sound for Screen BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll have the chance to explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and get up-close and experience contemporary music in action at the Electric Spring Festival. Benefit, also, from the unique chance to train with staff who are active film composers working in the UK, Europe, and Los Angeles. Choose this course and you can submit your work to professional music production libraries too. Visiting artists will attend the University to offer insight into post-University opportunities; past visitors have included John Warhurst, Oscar and Bafta winning Sound Editor and Huddersfield alumnus, and Nitin Sawhney, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer. If you want to develop your industry contacts and professional portfolio, we’ll help you; several of our students have had their tracks selected for use in Channel 4 and BBC programmes. You’ll also gain real-world experience on a work placement, with this course setting you up for a potential role within audiovisual media. We offer training in film music composition, sound design, foley, orchestration for live and virtual instruments, conducting, and performance. Plus, 100% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates). Professional Bodies This course is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), which means it is approved by leading industry professionals. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Music for the Moving Image A • Stylistic Composition • Desktop Music Production 1 • Studio Engineering and Mixing Essentials • Introduction to Audiovisual Research. For the full range of modules and descriptions (including option modules), visit our website. A link to is at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is split between large-group lectures and computer and studio-based seminars, workshops and masterclasses. Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules; this can include performances, compositions, presentations, examinations, learning journals, portfolios, recitals, essays, and technical documents. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Practical and theory music grades 6-8 will be accepted in the total points. Entry is also possible for applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications. International and mature applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications can provide a portfolio to demonstrate skills relevant to the course. You can do this by sending us links to any production and/or recording work you have created or collaborated in. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Music and Sound for Screen at University of Huddersfield - UCAS