UCAS CODES Course Code: MCFT Institution Code: P63




A  degree designed for those who want to specialise in composition and orchestration techniques in the creation of music for Film and Television. This course also explores sequencing and production techniques which are essential to the modern Film / TV composer and will give you all the real world skills required to be a music composition specialist in an ever changing and exciting area of the creative industries.

The modern Film and TV composer needs to be versatile, musically skilled and highly competent in modern music production techniques and this degree course allows you to explore the world of music composition for Film and Television, discover innovative new approaches to creative music composition and learn about what makes an amazing musical cue in the modern Film and Television industries.

You’ll be exploring the exciting world of film and television production, creating industry standard musical cues using range of compositional and music production techniques in the process.  In addition, the degree includes specialist workshops in electroacoustic composition, sound design and professional collaboration: working with directors.

+ YEAR 1

  • Music for Screen
  • Sound Design
  • Production Analysis Techniques
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Industry & Development
  • Creative Portfolio

+ YEAR 2

  • Advanced Music for Screen
  • Language of Film Music
  • Film Scoring
  • Sequencing Techniques
  • Professional Development
  • Advanced Portfolio

+ YEAR 3

  • Innovation in Sound Production
  • Working to a Brief: Developing & Modelling
  • Working to a Brief: Negotiated Audio Producton
  • Honours Project

Additional industry certification;  Students will also embark on the Pro Tools certification, a professionally recognised industry qualification. Those wanting to pursue a career in post production can use this as a spring board to gaining the Operator Pro Tools | Post verification.


The course is based at our brand new media facility in the heart of Bristol, boasting 10 fully equipped studios, huge live room, Foley studio, surround sound suite and a lecture theatre screening room.

Whether it’s our classic mixing desks, the very latest software plug-ins or our mountain of hardware, you are guaranteed to get your hands on practical experience on the very best industry standard gear.

You can book a tour of our campuses here.



Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience.

Students have the opportunity to link with various production companies in Bristol and students are involved with actual projects being carried out in the area.


Working closely with dBs Music’s sister company Screenology we will be connecting students with industry professionals in the UK and beyond. These connections will be gained through a series of guest workshops and also through connections with media production companies in the area.



Formal applications for this course are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature and EU students. To help you through this process we’ve put together a useful Guide to Applying Through UCAS

For further advice on the application process or for more course details contact our admissions team here

Alternatively you can start your initial application by hitting the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.


There are a huge number of audio related careers in the creative industries. This course prepares you for the majority of them. From sound designer to Foley artist, TV audio specialist to film location sound recordist. These along side some new exciting opportunities arising from new media disciplines.

  • Sound Designers
  • Foley Artist
  • TV Audio Specialist
  • Film Location Sound Recordist
  • Music Editor
  • Composer


UCAS Points: 112 Points from:

  • A-levels
  • Level 3 Diplomas
  • Or an equivelent qualification
  • If applying from outside the UK please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications.

Check this UCAS Point Calculator to see how many points you have.

If you do not hold the minimum entry requirements but can demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation you will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for further details. If you do not have any UCAS points, check out our ACCESS TO HE Diploma.

UK Applicants must have GCSE English Language at C or above, or an equivalent qualfication such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language must have:

IELTS, minimum of 6.0 in each category (within the last 2 years) or an equivalent qualification.


The tuition fees for the 2020/2021 academic year:

UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year

Students on this course are also official students of the University of St Mark & St John, our validating university, and can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your course. There are also loans available to help you cover living costs too.

We understand that figuring out student finance can be a bit of a daunting prospect but we are here to help! If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice give us a call on 0333 344 2243.

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Plymouth Marjon University Sound for Screen Degree dBs Music