MFA Video Game Music and Audio



Full Time - 24 Months (30 hours/week)
Part Time - 36 Months (15 hours/week)
Part Time - 48 Months (8 hours/week)

Video games are rapidly evolving, both technically and creatively, and this is creating enormous opportunities for game audio professionals. Our master’s degree in Video Game Music and Audio has been developed in close consultation with the industry to ensure you are learning the skills the industry requires.

During this comprehensive Master of Fine Arts degree course, you will cover the skills taught in both our Composing for Video Games and Sound Design for Video Games degree courses.
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*Postgraduate degree application pack fee

Course Details

Through linear music, to fully interactive sound design and scores, this course covers every aspect of the video game audio world. This course will prepare you if you want to build a career anywhere in the game audio industry, giving you the creative and technical skills you need to thrive.

On this course, you will learn:

  • To create game sound and music both from your own recordings and sourced from commercial libraries.
  • How to use FMOD to implement your music and sound design interactively in fully functional Unity games, many specially licenced for the course, including commercial releases.
  • Composition genres for a wide variety of different games from mobile puzzle games through to action and racing.
  • The business skills needed to help you produce a winning portfolio that will help you into a new career.
  • How to use inexpensive and readily available field recording equipment to produce atmos, spot-effects and Foley.
  • Different ways of creating an interactive strategy to allow the score to respond seamlessly to the game play.

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That’s how most of our future students start: an informal conversation about where you are and where you want to be. No pressure, just getting to know you and how we might be able to help.

Get in touch with Tim Johnson the course manager (and film composer).

postgraduate@thinkspaceeducation.com

Teaching Staff

Our tutors are all current working professionals, many involved at the highest level in the business.

The tutors who will be giving you individual feedback, either in writing or at the student workshops, have composing and orchestration credits including:

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Need for Speed
  • SimCity
  • Bioshock 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Batman: Arkham Origins and hundreds more.

They’ve worked for every major film and game studio and networks and production companies including Blizzard, Nintendo, Capcom, Frontier, Dambusters Studios, 2K Games and many others.

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Erik Desiderio

Composition / Games

Matt Lightbound

Sound Design / Games

Gina Zdanowicz

Sound Design / Games

Ross Tregenza

Sound Design / Games

Erasmus Talbot

Games

Fletcher Beasley

Composition / Games

Student Stories

According to our 2019 Graduate Employment Survey, 80% of our graduates have found work in their chosen field. This is a fantastic achievement so congratulations to them all!

Our recent students have gone on to work at Mojang, Creative Assembly, Frontier, Dam Busters and many more. Our graduates have worked on the score for Spiderman PS4 and scored the latest Battlefield 1 Apocalypse trailer.
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Course Structure

Your course falls into twelve modules plus a final major project which lasts three months. Each module focuses on a different area of video game music and audio, while at the same time developing specific compositional, technical and business skills.

Schedules

We offer 3 different schedules, and students are able to pick which suits them best.

Full Time - 24 Months (30 hours/week)

Part Time - 36 Months (15 hours/week)

Part Time - 48 Months (8 hours/week)

These are estimates of the time a student will spend on each schedule. It will vary from student to student, depending on your rate of work. This includes live workshops, one-to-one tutorials, reading and watching the course materials, and time spent on assignment projects.

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Finance

Total course price:
$20100
We offer interest-free payment plans from £265.63 per month, where you can spread the cost of your course across the duration of your studies. The payment plan you are on depends on the schedule you are on.

Students will be required to pay a deposit on enrolling. For more information on this, visit the Student Finance page.

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Applications

Before applying for one of our courses, we highly recommend getting in contact first. It is useful for us to hear your current musical abilities, and this also allows you to ask any questions you may have about studying with us. Please get in contact at

postgraduate@thinkspaceeducation.com

To find out more about the application process, visit the Applications page.
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Apply Now - $100*
*Postgraduate degree application pack fee
ThinkSpace serves an incredibly valuable function by connecting the practice of media music from the industry with the newest research on the topic coming from university academics.

I would recommend Professional Media Composition to any composer who simply wants to be better at their job, whatever their experience level.

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