This programme is designed for:
Composers and musicians who hold a music degree or have equivalent advanced training and/or work experience
Composers seeking additional formalised training to advance both their compositional and music techniques
Normally, candidates will have a performers diploma/certificate from an accredited institution, or an upper second class degree in music/visual media.
However, candidates without a primary degree but who can demonstrate their creative potential, professional knowledge and/or experience within the field are also encouraged to contact us.
Additional Entry Considerations
If English is your second language, you must submit the results of one of the following standardised tests. However, if you completed your undergraduate studies at an English speaking university, this requirement may be waived.
TOEFL: iBT (internet-based): 90; computer-based: 233; paper-based: 570
IELTS: Academic Version 6.5 with no individual band below 6
Pearson Test of English Academic: 73
Cambridge English Language Exams: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Grade A
Cambridge English Language Exams: Business English Certificate (BEC) or higher
Applicants who took a TOEFL test can use the following code to send Pulse College their score results; code number B001.
If selected by the Board of Admissions, you will be invited to attend a 30 minute interview with two members of faculty. The graduate interview is your opportunity to meet the MA faculty, talk about your supporting material and share your future career goals with us. It is a chance to hear all about it from you, so be ready to talk about your work, your musical and creative skills and strengths and achievements to date.
We would like to hear how you can contribute towards the masters program, how you work with others, collaborations or current projects you may be involved in, and if you are an international applicant, will you be comfortable living and studying abroad. Be ready to discuss the music you submitted and the accompanying score, and how you feel this program will help you achieve the needs of your professional career development.
This will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask us your questions. Overall, it is a way for you to demonstrate your passion for Scoring for Film and Visual Media. Enjoy meeting the interview panel, be relaxed and transmit your enthusiasm for creating original music.
Whilst we encourage you to attend your interview in person, we realise that for international students a Skype Interview may be preferential. Campus tours are provided to all applicants who attend the on campus interview, with the additional option of meeting faculty, current graduate and undergraduate students and to sit in on a MA program class if available.