Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Composition for TV, Film and Games

University of Chichester · Creative and Digital Technologies

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers you professional training in writing and producing commercially viable music for the media industries.The MA provides the requisite specialist compositional techniques, operational understanding of the hybrid studio and its range of technologies, and advanced productional skills which will equip you for a career in any of the major areas of the industry where music is used creatively to accompany the moving image.

  • You will focus on the acquisition of specialist compositional and orchestrational techniques, structures and processes across a broad range of historical and contemporary styles and genres.
  • You will explore sampling and the programming of convincing hybrid orchestral ‘mock ups’. We also explore advanced productional, mixing and mastering techniques and investigate the complex technologies that allow the contemporary studio to operate.
  • This is a training module concerned with the practice of composing commercially viable music for the Film, TV and Games industries.
  • You will work collaboratively with postgraduate directors, screenwriters, editors, animators and producers in the department and have the opportunity to contribute to both professional and postgraduate film projects.
  • This module prepares you for the critical and analytical aspects of study at Master’s level, and lay the groundwork for further potential study at Doctoral level within the department.
  • In this independent, project driven module, you will pursue your own enthusiasms and developing specialisms. This will usually take the form of a portfolio of work, a short film or a substantial written research project.

Information for international students

Learn more at the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Stephen Baysted