For all programmes we welcome mature students who may not have formal qualifications. Responsibility for the assessment and accreditation of non-certified prior learning, including experiential learning, lies with the Programme Director and Course Manager.
Students must include a short covering letter that includes;
Applicant’s name and email address
Applicant’s technical resources; DAW and main sound libraries so ThinkSpace Education can take this into account.
Any other information the applicant feels may be relevant.
This covering letter should be as a text file or Microsoft Word document.
Applicants should follow the instructions online to upload their portfolio and covering letter.
If applicants are applying through a non-standard route and wish other professional experience to be taken into consideration, they must contact the Course Manager who will outline what additional material may be required. An interview, on the telephone or via Skype may be required in addition to the portfolio.
What we will require will be:
First degree graduation certificate
Scan of your passport photo page (or equivalent photographic ID with your address)
Two recent official documents or invoices confirming your current address
Certificates, including IELTS, confirming any other qualifications you are relying on to support your application
Two references, at least one of which should be an academic reference where appropriate
Audio Files: When submitting audio files, please convert them to MP3 at 128 or 250Kbs. Unless specifically required to do so, do not send in WAVs AIFFs or other uncompressed audio formats.
Text: You can send in your reflective journals, assignment commentary or any other written work as a PDF, word or Text file.
Video: Where video files are required, output your movie as QuickTime movie or .MP4 file at the same frame rate as the source material. We do not accept windows media files. You should aim for around 10-15 mbs a minute. A tutorial on how to format and compress your video files is available on the website.
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Required Viewing (for both Film Music in Practice Modules)
American Beauty. (1999). [film] USA: DreamWorks SKG: Sam Mendes.
Batman. (1989). [film] USA: Warner Bros: Tim Burton.
Casablanca. (1942). [film] USA: Warner Bros: Michael Curtiz.
From Russia With Love. (1963). [film] GB: Eon Productions: Terence Young.
Gladiator. (2000). [film] USA: DreamWorks SKG: Ridley Scott.
Gravity. (2013). [film] USA: Warner Bros: Alfonso Cuarón.
King Kong. (1933). [film] USA: RKO Radio Pictures: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack.
King Kong. (2005). [film] USA: Universal Pictures: Peter Jackson.
Lawrence of Arabia. (1962). [film] GB: Horizon Pictures: David Lean.
North by Northwest. (1959). [film] USA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM): Alfred Hitchcock.
Psycho. (1960). [film] USA: Shamley Productions: Alfred Hitchcock.
Skyfall. (2012). [film] GB: Eon Productions: Sam Mendes.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. (1980). [film] USA: Lucasfilm: Irvin Kershner.
The Adventures of Robin Hood. (1938). [film] USA: Warner Bros: Michael Curtiz.
The City Lights. (1931). [film] USA: Charles Chaplin Productions: Charles Chaplin.
The Dark Knight. (2008). [film] USA: Warner Bros: Christopher Nolan.
The Godfather. (1972). [film] USA: Paramount Pictures: Francis Ford Coppola.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. (1966). [film] IT: Produzioni Europee Associati: Sergio Leone.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. (2001). [film] USA: New Line Cinema: Peter Jackson.
The Mission. (1986). [film] US: Warner Bros: Roland Joffé.
The Pink Panther. (1963). [film] USA: Mirisch G-E Productions: Blake Edwards.
The Social Network. (2010). [film] USA: Columbia Pictures: David Fincher.
There Will Be Blood. (2007). [DVD] USA: Paramount Vantage: Paul Thomas Anderson.