If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.
- The Composing for Film and Television MMus is designed for composers who want to work in the media industry. It has a practical and vocational focus.
- The curriculum is enriched by the eclectic view we take of musical styles and genres at Kingston, exploiting the diversity of a repertoire encompassing western classical music, popular and world musics.
- The wide selection of optional modules allows you to tailor the course to your own interests. Your major project gives you the chance to compose an extensive piece of music to picture and work with film-makers, plus enhance your research and project development skills.
- You also have the chance to write for a large range of ensembles, including the professional Ensemble in Residence (the Delta Saxophone Quartet).
- You can take advantage of the wide range of music groups at Kingston University, ranging from a chamber choir to Javanese gamelan (read more in the Events and lectures section).
- There are many possibilities for collaboration with filmmaking and animation students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
- Members of staff are experienced film and TV composers. Many are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge (read more in the Research section). You will also benefit from the expertise of visiting composers from the film and television industry, such as Nick Ingman and Gavin Greenway.
- You will have the chance to attend masterclasses and workshops run by national and international performers and composers, such as Robert Taub, Jane Manning, Steve Martland, Arditti String Quartet, Brian Ferneyhough, Kathron Sturrock, Anne Noakes and Paul Archibald.
- We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MMus around other commitments.