Music & Sound for Film & TV at Falmouth University - UCAS

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Explore the exciting and ever-changing world of television, film and new media with our BA (Hons) Music & Sound for Film & TV degree. With this degree, you’ll learn the skills and gain the industry experience to become a composer for film and TV or a creative sound artist, honing in on ADR, sound design, Foley and a range of other post-production specialisms. This BA (Hons) Music & Sound for Film & TV degree will immerse you in the world of music and sound production for film, helping you to develop a wide range of skills and techniques that are in high demand in the industry. Over the 3 years you’ll learn how to compose, design, and manipulate sound for tv, film and media. You’ll master the fundamentals of composition and sound design using digital audio workstations, and delve into the creative techniques used to sculpt your own sounds. You'll also gain practical experience in professional recording studios and learn about object-based audio, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos, a rapidly expanding area within the world of film and TV. With a heavy focus on the industry and plenty of real-world opportunities, you will also explore the process of orchestration and post-production including location recording, ADR, mixing, and more. But it's not all about the technical side - you'll also study the aesthetics and history of film music and sound, and develop your research, writing, and communication skills. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with a professional portfolio that showcases your creative and technical abilities, and you'll be ready to take on exciting opportunities in the music and sound industry. This course is taught by dBs and awarded by Falmouth University.


YEAR 1 In year 1 of your Music & Sound for Film & TV degree, you will develop your technical and creative skills by exploring key principles of music/sound composition and production for film and TV. You'll hone your skills with DAWs, like Logic Pro, ProTools and Ableton Live, build experience working in a studio environment and gain a deeper understanding of the history and aesthetics of film. You will also investigate current issues surrounding revenue streams and employment opportunities for music/sound for screen professionals. Modules ● Studio Practice ● Film Music Production ● Film Sound Production ● Film Aesthetics ● Sound Design for Film ● Industry Foundations YEAR 2 In year 2, you will be introduced to more advanced techniques that will build upon the skills learnt in your first year of study. You will continue your exploration of the creative processes that go into creating the sound world for screen; from recording techniques to orchestration within a DAW, while delving into new areas such as immersive audio and post-production. You’ll also conduct research into a key topic of interest that will form the basis of your final year research project. Modules ● Recording for Film ● Immersive Audio ● Film Music Technology ● Orchestration for Film ● Post Production ● Research Practice YEAR 3 In Year 3 of your degree, you will have the opportunity to channel everything you’ve learned in the first two years into a series of larger projects that are directly linked to your particular expertise within music/sound for screen. You’ll be given the freedom to identify, research and realise a project that resonates with your passions and specialisms, alongside a more experimental and innovative approach to music/sound creation. You will also produce an extended research project, which can take the form of either a full written dissertation or a practical research project. Modules ● Innovation: Exploration ● Innovation: Realisation ● Investigation ● Professional Portfolio Development ● Professional Portfolio Delivery ● Research Project Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

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If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Music & Sound for Film & TV at Falmouth University - UCAS