Kingston University

Kingston University

Composing for Film and Television

This course is designed for composers aspiring to work in the media industry and wanting to learn more about techniques for composing and producing music for film and TV. Taught by experienced professional film/TV composers, it provides an opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers and animators, as well as the chance to write for ensembles. You will compose music for moving image and work with filmmakers, screen designers and animators. You will analyse film and TV scores, exploring how music is used to create atmosphere, convey mood and depict setting, character and action. In addition, you will explore the relationships between composer and producer, directors and music editors. You will also study and practise the use of main themes, underscoring and the harmonic languages of soundtracks. There will be an opportunity to have your compositions performed by a professional ensemble, conducted to picture in a professional recording environment. You will also learn about the technology used to produce high-quality soundtracks for the music industry, as well as business and copyright issues.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,135 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,135 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,135 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,135 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,135 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,535 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

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0844 855 2177