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Orchestration for Film, Games and Television (MA)

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    See website for details

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please see the website

  • Last Updated

    10 October 2018

Course content

Course content

This unique programme trains students to work at the cutting edge of contemporary cinematic music, developing a range of technological and musical skills to produce high quality and innovative scores. Teaching staff include top Hollywood orchestrators who have worked on Oscar nominated scores, blockbusters like Hunger Games, Fast and Furious and the Die Hard series of films. The course builds on the foundations of traditional classical orchestration and then extends this into the rapidly evolving world of contemporary film and games scoring.

The programme team works closely with film, games and music industry bodies and practitioners, to ensure the currency and professional relevance of the programme. The prime purpose of the programme is to enable students to become effective and multi-skilled professionals, capable of meeting complex musical and technical challenges in the arena of film, games and television orchestration.

In this fast developing area of professional practice, the programme will offer substantial and sustained opportunities to engage with the research of others, stimulating interdisciplinary enquiry, furthering your knowledge and developing original solutions and insights into technical and creative problems.

Indicative modules

  • Writing for Strings
  • Writing for Woodwind
  • Elective: Kontakt Scripting, Advanced Sibelius and Pro Tools
  • Sampling Technology
  • Writing for Brass, Harp and Percussion
  • Scoring for Full Orchestra
  • Session Preparation
  • Orchestration in Practice
  • Final Major Project (Dissertation)

Teaching and assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate students need to complete four out of the first five modules.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma students need to complete all modules with the exception of the Final Major Project.

To gain an MA students need to have successfully completed all modules, including the Final Major Project (Dissertation).

This is an online course. You must have access to a good internet connection. The course is primarily delivered through the use of downloadable material, however there will be regular online webinars and tutorial sessions.


Visit the Orchestration for Film, Games and Television (MA) page on the University of Chichester website for more details!

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