What will I learn?

Overview

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 in film and television as well as productions in multimedia and interactive programming.

?This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Which department am I in?

National Film and Television School

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£31,000.00 (32,00,697) per year
The above mentioned fee is for Jan-21. The tuition fees for January 2022 intake will be confirmed in May/June 2021. There is a compulsory, non-refundable £60 application fee for each MA application. A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required against the cost of your fees on confirmation of your place. As a part of our admissions selection process, successful applicants are required to attend a selection workshop for two days, which has a fee of £70.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

National Film And Television School

Beaconsfield Studios,

Station Road,

Beaconsfield,

Buckinghamshire,

HP9 1LG, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students normally have a degree in music but applicants with equivalent practical experience are also accepted; some composing experience is preferred. We look for composers with a strong personal style, a flexible approach and an intelligent feel for drama and narrative. Candidates should normally be able to notate the music they wish to be performed acoustically, have an understanding of the main historical styles and be able to communicate with others using non-musical terms. It is essential that applicants have a strong and demonstrable interest in film. Applicants to have an IELTS for UKVI minimum score of 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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