BMus (Hons) Composition for Film, Games & other Media
Full-time and part-time
UK / EEA: £9,250 per year
UK/EAA: £4,620 per year
FT: 3 years, PT: 6 years
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University for the Creative Arts
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.
3 year specification:
104 UCAS points or relevant experience.
In addition to your application entry onto the programme will be determined by your audition. All applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements and whose application demonstrates the capability to complete this programme will be offered an audition.
Please click here to see the Audition Guidelines document for this Programme.
The personal statement is an important part of your application and is your chance to tell us about your aims in music and why it interests you. Your ability to communicate effectively is important, so the quality of your writing is a factor in how we make our decision. In particular, we will be looking for you to show a genuine interest in music, demonstrated by one or more of the following:
- learning an instrument either taught or self-taught
- extra-curricular music activities at school, college or in the community
- performing music as a soloist, a band member or forming a band
- composition for different band formats
- interest in scoring music to picture