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Full time January MA 2 years full-time

About the course

The NFTS trains composers in both live and synth/sample-based music for the moving image in a production context closely modelled on industry working practices.

Students will compose for a wide variety of audio visual material and collaborate closely with those in other specialisms to produce several films – with all production costs met by the School. In particular, composers work closely with other students in Editing and Sound Post Production, increasing their understanding of the relationship between audio and moving images.

We offer a flexible curriculum adaptable to our students’ individual needs, with individual music suites, recording sessions with live musicians and education in business, legal and professional skills. Composing graduates are qualified to take on all forms of work

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Entry Requirements

The Composing MA course is part of the Post Production department, where we are looking to assemble a group of students with diverse and varied backgrounds.

You might have had some Industry experience in your chosen field, or a background in the arts or other media. You may now be looking for a further professional qualification, or wish to broaden your knowledge of composing for screen, taking you to a higher level of work.

Students normally have a degree in music but applicants with equivalent practical experience are also accepted; some composing experience is preferred.

Course Content

Where is National Film and Television School


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NFTS Behind the Scenes Promo
BBC News - NFTS BAFTA Award segment

Student Profile(s)

Darlo Marlanelli

4016.jpg 1997 graduate, and composer of Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride and Prejudice.

Trevor Jones

Composer - Notting Hill, Brassed Off, In The Name Of The Father, The Last Of The Mohicans

"The experience gained & contacts made have been the cornerstone of my career"


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The Toledo Scholarship

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