"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose this course?
You are fascinated by the potential of technology in the creative process and wish to explore the likes of Unreal Engine, Unity, WWise, FMOD, Logic, and Pro Tools.
Involvement from our alumni, providing their experiences of how the course has helped them into employment.
You wish to understand and explore current trends in film music and game audio.
Gain a BSc – because we genuinely explore the art and science of music composition/ audio design.
You wish to be taught by current practitioners and exponents in the art of writing film and games.
You wish to be part of a department within a school that includes filmmaking, animation, and game design.
The Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games degree is a unique and distinctive degree award in the UK.
We have some of the best resources in the UK, including state-of-the-art music studios and specialist film, animation and game design facilities.
UK Music Academic Partnership (MAP)
What's the course about?
This specialist degree focuses on game audio and film music, covering creative, technical, and business. You’ll compose, produce, and implement music and sound for a huge variety of film, animation, and game audio titles, and be part of networking and collaboration within the school of creative arts. With the support of industry professionals, you’ll analyse the styles of different composers and genres, understand film/ game workflows, explore middleware, and develop a critical understanding of how musical parameters affect visuals. You’ll also study the business aspects of this sector, pursue work experience and build the skills to become a creative, technical, and entrepreneurial musician/ audio professional.
Your main campus is College Lane
This is where the creative arts, science, and health-related subjects are based. This means you’ll share the campus with future nurses, scientists, artists, and more. You can use the common rooms to relax with friends, work out in the 24-hour gym or have a drink in our on-campus pub or cafes. We also have restaurants for you to eat in or grab something on the go. Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
What will I study?
You will receive a mixture of interactive lectures, seminars and tutorials, with much practical-based teaching. Module content is reviewed each academic year to remain current and industry-relevant, and you will have opportunities to independently collaborate with student filmmakers/ game designers in addition to the timetabled sessions. You can also benefit from the input of additional music industry experts visiting our University.
This course includes the options of: