Potential students should initially register an interest either by joining the postgraduate mailing list here or by contacting ThinkSpace Education directly.
Have a good look at the program details and make sure you meet all the academic, personal, financial and technical requirements. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of questions so please get in touch and we can discuss whether the course is right for you. We are happy to listen to you music and give you informal opinions as to whether you are working at the right level for entry to our postgraduate programs.
Remember however that this is only an informal guide and no guarantee of entry.
When you are sure you are ready to apply for the program, go to the course page and click the “apply now” button. This will take you to our store, where you can pay the non-returnable application fee of £50 / €70 / $80.
Once your payment has been processed you will be issued with a login to our online campus. The application pack will be added to the “My Courses” page.
We will need your personal details, along with information regarding your academic, musical and technical background. If you are offered a place, we will require copies of a number of documents including those confirming your academic history, identity and language ability where English is not your first language.
You will also be required to send us 10 – 15 minutes of music.
What to Submit
In addition to the required paperwork, you will need to submit the following:
Audio files exported directly from a score editor like Sibelius or Finale will not be sufficient.
We are looking for music that demonstrates your ability to write competent music in a variety of styles and produce a reasonable quality sampled mock-up using a Digital Audio Workstation (Logic, Cubase etc.).
Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of a solid base on which to build, both musically and technically, and the potential to develop as a media composer.
If you do not possess any formal musical qualifications you will be required to take a music theory test.
The music must be all your own work.
Where you have used construction kits, loops, or any other pre-recorded audio that is not your own work you will need to make that clear. You do not need to tell us if you have used drum or percussion loops but anything else needs to be declared in the covering letter.
Your covering letter is particularly important, especially for those without a first degree (RPL). Your letter should include:
- Your name and email address.
- Why you feel this course is suitable for you.
- Further details of your relevant prior experience.
- The technical resources at your disposal, your DAW, your main sound libraries so we can take this into account.
- You can include any other information you feel may be relevant when we listen to your music.
Follow the instructions on the application page to upload your completed application and supporting materials.
What to Submit
My name is Bradley and I’m the student support manager here at ThinkSpace. If you have any questions that you’d like answering, please don’t hesitate to fill in the contact form below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.