This course is aimed at producing versatile, musically literate graduates with the skills, theoretical knowledge and networks needed to develop lasting careers as professional composers for film, TV, games and other media. What will you learn? Your course is designed to give you a broad range of skills to maximise your employability. You will develop high-level skills in composing music for all forms of visual media, with each level building on the knowledge gained from the previous one. Your course is therefore designed to give you a focused set of skills that you can apply to a broad range of media contexts. You will develop high-level composition, arranging and technology skills that relate to composing music for all forms of media, for example film, TV and games.
All modules are compulsory but you will be able to choose from 3 specific pathways: Harmony Composing for Media, Film and Games Musical Directing and Arranging In the final semester of Year 3 Harmony is replaced by the Working in the Music Industry module which gives a bespoke look at your individual career and how you intend to gain employment within the industry. Added to all of this there are compulsory piano lessons for 2 years contained within levels 4 and 5 of the Harmony modules. There are also compulsory programming lessons in Year 1 within the Composing for Media modules. However, most importantly, while you’ll gain valuable experience needed for employment in the ever-growing market of media music, you’ll also be obtaining the skills needed to write for live instruments and deal with real musicians face to face through the Musical Directing modules. In essence every aspect of being a professional composer is covered.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||A typical offer is 104 UCAS points for entry to this course, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualification such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. Due to the creative and practical nature of this course, you are required to attend an audition during which you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience, as we may be able to consider you. You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.|
Additional entry requirements
Age: minimum 18 years old
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|