University of West London

University of West London

Composition for Film or Television

The course is designed for advanced composers and provides an in-depth, specialist training for individuals wishing to move into composing for film and television; students hone their particular skills, study techniques of instrumentation, orchestration and arrange for different genres and styles, developing the flexibility to operate effectively and professionally within this field; this course is not suitable for guitar-based singer-songwriters, for composers with no previous orchestral experience or for those whose primary experience is not notation-based.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a 1st degree in music (specialising in composition), or a 1st degree in another subject plus substantial and relevant prior experience within appropriate areas of composition; applicants must provide a portfolio of original works (including film and television work), scores and recordings as appropriate (in all cases scores are essential, recordings desirable but not indispensable); applicants may be invited to interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above including a minimum 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: practical composition 1 and 2; orchestration and arranging; conducting. Or: electronic music composition 1 and 2; developing your career; interactive music technology; research methods; dissertation or project. Optional modules include: stylistic composition (pre 1900); stylistic composition (post 1900); multi-track recording and mixing for surround; film and TV score production; combining sounds; digital audio interface design for music; the development of audio technology; manipulating sounds.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,995 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

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