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ThinkSpace Student Story: MA Student Simon Horsey

Recently, we were joined by Simon Horsey, who is teacher and is studying a Masters in Orchestration for films, games and TV. We spoke about his experience learning with ThinkSpace and how the course has made an impact on his music and career.

“I’ve always been interested in media music and orchestration – I come from a classical background,” Simon told us. “I had done the Cinematic Orchestration course and was most of the way through Music for the Media and I could see that the MA’s were starting.”

“From a teaching perspective (aside from wanting to do it professionally), games, TV, movies are relevant and becoming even more so to the students I was teaching, so I certainly thought it would help inform my teaching, as well. However, during the course, I’ve got more into it and decided that might be a direction I want to move in now in terms of a job.”

Watch the full interview with Simon below:

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If you’re thinking about studying with us, where it’s a premium course or Master’s degree, you can hear from the students themselves in blogs like this or why not join the ThinkSpace community forum? It’s absolutely free and you can talk to other students, like Simon, on their experiences with our course and how they have developed. Members are also very happy to offer support and advice if you are working on a piece and want that second opinion.

Learn more about our degree courses, written and taught by professional practitioners in the film, TV and music industry, by exploring the ThinkSpace website, or if there is a particular course that you are interested in and want to learn more about, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Course Producer and Tutor, Tim, at

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P.S. Are you an inspiring film composer and want to learn the basics? Click here and download How to Write Film Music, written by Emmy nominated composer, Guy Michelmore.

About the Author
Matt Lightbound

Matt Lightbound

Matt is at the helm of all the things video game related. He's worked in the industry as a sound designer, composer, audio editor and voice casting/directing.

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