MFA Video Game Composition and Orchestration

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Full time & Part time September, January MA, Other 2 years full time, 3-4 years part time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Computer Science (8) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Are you a music enthusiast with a passion for video games? Look no further than our exciting MFA Video Game Composition and Orchestration programme. This advanced degree is designed for composers who dream of creating immersive soundtracks for epic video game adventures. With a focus on both technical skills and creativity, you'll learn how to write interactive music using industry-standard software. Our experienced tutors, who have worked on blockbuster games like Dragon Age and Batman: Arkham Origins, will guide you every step of the way. No degree? No problem! We also consider real-world experience and professional development courses. Get in touch and let your musical journey begin!

About the course

Game projects are now using live orchestra, and video games frequently have both the budget and ambitious scale to support an epic fantasy score, or a thumping action soundtrack. This course is the perfect combination of skill sets for composers with the drive and determination to reach the top in video games music. Your course includes a live orchestral session with a professional film orchestra.

During this comprehensive Master of Fine Arts degree course, you will cover the skills taught in both our Composing for Video Games and Orchestration for Films, Games, and Television degree courses.

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Entry Requirements

Ideally, applicants will have an undergraduate degree in music. However, there is an option for those who do not have a degree, taking into account real-world work experience of making music, and non-degree professional development courses. Get in touch for more information.

We expect you to have good knowledge of your Digital Audio Workstation. You need to write music fluently and productively. You should also be able to produce sheet music of your work and have a decent understanding of music theory. We can give you an opinion on your work before you apply - so get in touch!



If you want to find out more about how we can help you with your course payments, just get in touch. If you are a resident of the UK, you can apply for a loan through the Student Loans Company.

For those outside the UK, you will pay the equivalent fee in your home currency.

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