Postgraduate MA

Music for The Moving Image

Learn to create atmosphere and captivate TV and film audiences with soundtracks for moving pictures.

Music for The Moving Image

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Develop the technical and creative skills you’ll need to write music for the moving image.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain a solid grounding in the theories, techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production
  • Have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services
  • Develop your composition skills in a range of genres
  • Have the chance to work with colleagues from other media courses to further develop your portfolio of work; for example, you could find yourself working alongside student filmmakers from our university's Northern Film School
  • Work on projects with award-winning composers from the film and television industry
  • Have plenty of opportunities to sharpen your practical skills through our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations

Our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations will ensure you get the most from your course. We also provide regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and you’ll be taught by a highly skilled and experienced teaching team.

Artist in Residence Programme
The Artist in Residence programme gives opportunities to work with professional artists and experience of what it’s like to work on a professional music project. We have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints. 

Why study Music for the Moving Image at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by James - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  2. Links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, as well as our own Northern Film School, which ensures that you get the most from your course
  3. Work on projects with award-winning composers from the film and television industry
  4. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  5. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to dedicated music studios; Foley studios; dubbing and music recording studios; acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites
  6. 90.2% of students from Leeds School of Arts courses in work or further study 15 months after graduating*

*Graduate Outcomes 2020

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