BMus (Hons) Composition for Film, Games & other Media*
*Subject to validation
Full-time and part-time
UK / EEA: £9,250 per year
UK/EAA: £4,620 per year
FT: 3 years, PT: 6 years
University for the Creative Arts*
*Subject to validation.
This course is aimed at producing versatile, musically literate graduates with the skills, theoretical knowledge and networks needed to develop lasting careers as professional composers for film, TV, games and other media.
What will you learn?
Your course is designed to give you a broad range of skills to maximise your employability. You will develop high-level skills in composing music for all forms of visual media, with each level building on the knowledge gained from the previous one. Your course is therefore designed to give you a focused set of skills that you can apply to a broad range of media contexts. You will develop high-level composition, arranging and technology skills that relate to composing music for all forms of media, for example film, TV and games.
All modules are compulsory but you will be able to choose from 3 specific pathways:
- Composing for Media, Film and Games
- Musical Directing and Arranging
In the final semester of Year 3 Harmony is replaced by the Working in the Music Industry module which gives a bespoke look at your individual career and how you intend to gain employment within the industry. Added to all of this there are compulsory piano lessons for 2 years contained within levels 4 and 5 of the Harmony modules. There are also compulsory programming lessons in Year 1 within the Composing for Media modules.
However, most importantly, while you’ll gain valuable experience needed for employment in the ever-growing market of media music, you’ll also be obtaining the skills needed to write for live instruments and deal with real musicians face to face through the Musical Directing modules. In essence every aspect of being a professional composer is covered.
This course is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and connections necessary to establish a lasting career in music. The list below shows some of the options available:
- Media music composer for TV, radio and games
- Film music composer
- Musical director
- Executive, manager, administrator, officer in the music or wider entertainment industry
The programme will also prepare you for postgraduate study.
Extra-curricular optional workshops such as Choir, Drumline, Jazz Improvisation, instrument lessons, Industry and Large Ensembles are offered to compliment your formal studies. These workshops also give you the opportunity to experiment with new musical ideas, learned from other classes without being formally assessed.
LCCM has many events, guest speakers and masterclasses throughout the academic year. These involve artists and industry professionals coming to LCCM and giving different perspectives as well as providing further inspiration and insight on working in the music industry.
Entry criteria and requirements: 3 Year
- 104 UCAS points are relevant experience
English language requirements:
- GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).
Or relevant experience in Music.