Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. This course aims to give you a critical appreciation of the theory together with a solid grounding in the techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.
During the course you will get the opportunity to work with award-winning composers from the film and television industry on real-life projects. After developing your composition skills in a range of genres you will also have the opportunity to work with colleagues from other media courses to help develop your portfolio of work.
You may also want to take a look at the BAFTA Scholarship Programme - a scheme to financially support a selection of talented UK students who are looking to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios, approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services.
We have links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, as well as our very own Northern Film School, which ensures that you get the most from your course. We also provide regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a highly skilled and experienced teaching team.
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Last updated September 19, 2016