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Royal College of Music: Master of Composition - Composition for Screen

Institution Royal College of Music
Department Composition
Telephone 020 7591 4362
Study type Taught


The Royal College of Music offers a diverse two-year Masters programme with multiple study routes, which allow students to work towards the qualification most suited to their needs. The Master of Composition in Composition for Screen qualification develops your composition skills to a professional level through a range of intensive training and varied performance opportunities. Composition for Screen allows students at postgraduate level to concentrate on developing the skills necessary for a demanding but rewarding profession. Our postgraduate programme in Composition for Screen will help you to develop professionally in this rewarding yet competitive field.

London is one of the busiest production centres in the world for the film, television ad advertising industries, and studying here will see you at the heart of this fertile creative environment. The Composition for Screen programme offers one-to-one tuition by leading composers and experts, emphasising a practical approach to this area of study. Group tutorials and lectures focus on practical skills, critical self-reflection, historical, aesthetic and narrative considerations. There are performance opportunities of your work by fellow RCM students as well as visiting and resident professional ensembles. You will have the opportunity to attend networking events and workshops with film, television, and new media professionals as well as collaborations and joint tutorials with students from London-based film schools.

This course is also available on a part-time basis over 3 years upon request.

Please note that due to the intensive nature of the Composition for Screen course, it is not possible to accommodate study of a secondary specialism.

Master of Composition - MComp

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