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Our Courses

At ThinkSpace Education, we offer a range of self-study short courses. These courses cover topics from music composition, technology, and business.

From courses like How To Write Music, which covers composition techniques applicable to many genres, to Sampled Orchestration in a Weekend, which teaches you how to create realistic MIDI mockups from your sample libraries, these courses cover specific areas of study so you can tailor your learning to what suits you the best.
If you're interested in a postgraduate course, please see our list of degrees here:
Postgraduate Degrees

General Composition

If you are looking to bolster your music-writing skills without a specific focus on its potential media application, then our general composition courses might be for you. How to Write Music is your introduction to writing music. If you struggle to actualise the musical ideas in your head, then this course will help. Our Harmony One and Two courses teach you how to write traditional 4-part harmony and master cadences, as well as taking a look at more advanced musical techniques.
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Learn Music Theory - $35
A practical, entertaining, and straightforward course in how music works and how it is written down.

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How To Write Music - $35
Learn the core processes for writing effective music.

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Harmony One - $99
Learn four-part harmony from working film composers.

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Harmony Two - $99
An introduction to more advanced techniques.

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Media Composition

We have many courses that teach media composition and explore the industry. Select from our courses to learn things like: setting up your DAW for writing to picture, spotting a film/TV show, how to deal with clients, how to write for different genres and areas of the media music industry, mixing your sampled or live music like the professionals, orchestrating and composing music for specific orchestral instruments or groups, plus lots more. browse the courses to find out how each one could help you.
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Music For The Media - $349
Learn to write music clients want to buy.

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Working Composer - $249
The essential guide to making money with your music.

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Cinematic Orchestration - $349
Produce epic and inspiring orchestral film scores.

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How To Score Films - $99
Everything you need to know to get up and running scoring movies.

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Composer Blueprints Training - $99
Industry tailored knowledge to help you master your TV, film and games projects.

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DAW To Score - $99
From the first spark of a musical idea right the way through to a live film orchestra.

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Music Technology

Our music tech courses cover a wide variety of topics that allow you to understand the fundamentals of creating music for media with your computer. Learn how to build templates for different kinds of setups, how to use sampled instruments to inject life into your compositions, and how to mix your orchestral and hybrid tracks like the professionals. Our musical sound design courses break down the modern hybrid sound and teach you how to recreate a wide selection of common effects and techniques.
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Template In A Weekend - $99
Create a professional orchestral template over a weekend.

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Sampled Orchestration In A Weekend - $99
Everything you need to know about getting the best sounds out of your sample libraries

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Orchestral Mixing - $99
Learn to mix both sampled and live orchestral music with mixing guru Jake Jackson.

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Sound Design Essentials - $99
The fundamentals of sound design and synthesis.

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Sound Design Pro - $99
Advanced, professional digital music production techniques.

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Start your composing career today with our

Free Composing Guide

Download our free guide to scoring films, written by award-winning professional composer, Guy Michelmore.
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