MA Composition for Film and Television: portfolio requirements

A strong portfolio will include:

  • Compositions for acoustic forces, showing good control of instrumentation, "classical" in the broadest sense. These should be presented in printed score and, if possible, with recordings of live performances. A MIDI realisation may be substituted if a live recording is not available;
  • Pieces realised in the studio, rock / pop / jazz / electro-acoustic etc.

A portfolio with a different balance may also be acceptable. Our programme includes options for students to play to their strengths and fill in the gaps in their training. If you already have made music to picture, include a short film or excerpt. Send your best work: quality, not quantity. Typically not more than four pieces and 15 minutes total playing time.

How to present your media and scores

Audio and/or video examples should be uploaded and made accessible to the reviewers online either one of the following standard formats: Youtube, Soundcloud, Dropbox. Scores should be attached to the application, or placed in a dropbox.  Links for these should be included on the application (upload an additional document with the link).

Please note that we are no longer accepting physical copies such as CD/DVDs or USB sticks.

When to apply

Applications for the taught programmes are accepted on a rolling basis until the programmes are full.

We will not begin the review of your application until we have recieved both your submitted application and your portfolio.

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