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Music and Sound for Film and Games - MSc


University of Hertfordshire    School of Creative Arts

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

Why choose Herts?

  • Employment Prospects: Graduates work as producers, audio engineers, and composers for organisations such as Channel 4, Splash Damage, and Creative Assembly.
  • Strong Industry Connections: You will benefit from extensive networking opportunities with our industry partners, including BAFTA, Sony, and Splash Damage Videogame Company.
  • Teaching Excellence: Delivered by Bruce Aisher, a music producer, songwriter, composer, remixer, sound designer and technology journalist with featured work in over 100 commercially released tracks (including a US Billboard Club Chart No.1) and on TV programmes such as ‘CSI’ and 'Top Gear', and products by Apple, Clavia, and Native Instruments.

About the course

  • BAFTA approved. BAFTA endorsement is a significant recognition of the industry focus of the course and means that you can be sure you will be studying on a course that has been recognised as fully industry-relevant by THE leading organisation in the sector. As stated on the BAFTA website, "The eligible courses have been identified by industry professionals as producing students ready to work in film, games or television".
  • Develop a show reel demonstrating your creative talent in composing music and designing sound for a wide range of media (video, film, video games), opening up a 360º horizon of possibilities and opportunities for work.
  • Collaborate with MA Film students in our School of Creative Arts.
  • Learn in the university’s top-class facilities, assisted by tutors who are themselves industry professionals

BAFTA Scholarship Programme

If you are intending to apply to undertake this MSc, you may be eligible to apply for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scholarship. The BAFTA Scholarship Programme offered talented individuals of any age - those of British nationality or Chinese nationals studying in the UK - a chance to receive up to £12,000 towards your annual tuition fees, mentoring by an industry professional, and free access to BAFTA events.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelor Degree in Music / Music Technology or equivalent professional experience. Applications should be accompanied by a small sample of your compositions/productions submitted in digital format: scores (if any) can be attached to your online application as PDF; for audio and video material, please upload your work on any hosting website (e.g. Soundcloud, MySpace, Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) and provide links in your personal statement attached to your application.


Fees

UK Students
Full time: £9750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time: £810 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

EU/International Students
Full time: £14750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time: £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

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Nicola Hutchison

“The course is well structured, giving opportunities to explore the field of composition in a very broad way and also focus on particular areas of interest. I have genuinely found it exciting and inspiring to participate and I found the atmosphere just as I hoped: creative, relevant, stimulating, professional and fun.”

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