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MA Orchestration for Film, Games and Television

Orchestration for Film, Games and Television is an online Master’s degree offered by ThinkSpace Education in partnership with the University of Chichester. 

Students can be based anywhere in the world while studying with industry leading professional orchestrators and composers.

They will acquire the skills and critical insight to produce world-class orchestral scores for both live and sampled orchestral resources, all the while studying from home. The climax of the course is when the students will have the opportunity to record their music with a professional 50-piece film orchestra.

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Entry Requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

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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.

For further details please contact Tim at ThinkSpaceOnline: or call 01243 512 730


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.

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