ma film scoring pulse college

MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media

Please note: This course is subject to validation and will not be commencing in September 2018

The MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media was a one-year, full-time course offered by Pulse College in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology’s College of Arts and Tourism. The course was delivered at Pulse College’s Windmill Lane Studios campus between 2014 and 2018. Designed to harness their creative potential, this unique one-year Masters programme attracted international musicians wishing to develop the technical and creative skills necessary to work as composers within the world of visual media.


Course Content

Programme modules:

  • Fundamentals of Film Scoring
  • Score Analysis and Compositional Techniques
  • Music Technology
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • The Business of Scoring and Visual Media
  • Studio Conducting and Score Supervision/Production
  • Advanced Scoring Techniques
  • Project Development
  • Major Project
Key features of this course included:
  • Training & recordings in the world-class facilities of Windmill Lane Recording Studios
  • 9 recording sessions in which student compositions were performed by musicians drawn from professional orchestras, including a remote session
  • Compositions recorded by professional studio ensembles in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin; and a 110-piece studio orchestra in Studio One at Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia
  • Composition for final recording session prepared in consultation with acclaimed Hollywood orchestrator and composer, Conrad Pope
  • Guest tutors drawn from the Hollywood film scoring community
  • Guest speakers drawn from various strands of the visual media and music industries
  • Showcases and networking opportunities
  • Pulse College is an Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre




Further Progression

Upon completion of the one-year MA, learners are capable of effectively functioning in the roles of composer, orchestrator, music editor, music supervisor or music producer in the industries of motion pictures, television, gaming and other audio/visual media productions. Learners are also equipped to progress to further study.

Student Work

Pulse College Soundcloud account.

Below is a Soundcloud playlist containing some recordings of student compositions for 110-piece studio orchestra, recorded at Studio One at Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia. More recordings of music composed by students on the MA between 2014 and 2018 may be found at the Pulse College Soundcloud page




  • David Geraghty
  • Ronan Scolard
  • Bojan Hoover
  • Hannah Greene
  • Stefan French


  • Andrés Gallo
  • Cormac Curran
  • Diego Guzman
  • Giovanni Mancini
  • Iacapo Volpi
  • Jan Grenner
  • Joshua Zimmerman
  • Juan Jose Molina
  • Louisa Trewartha
  • Mattan Cohen
  • Michelle Saddic
  • Nicholas Maluf
  • Robert Arzola
  • Robert Connell
  • Sagi Sleety
  • Samantha van Der Sluis
  • Sarah Lynch
  • Si Hao Ting
  • Sigrid Anita Haugen


  • Alex Oh
  • Alexander Aarøen Pedersen
  • Angie Hun Jung Ahn
  • Carlos Camilo Pentzke Lemus
  • Connor O’Boyle
  • Darshan Shah
  • Francisco Fernando Gutierrez Rios
  • Grant Booth
  • Jeremy Leidhecker
  • Jérôme Kauffmann
  • Philip Simmons
  • Rafailia Bampasidou


  • Guillaume (William) Auvray
  • Eduardo (Edu) Figueiredo Prado
  • Matan Franco
  • Rekha Mani (Raveenderen)
  • Yves Matar
  • Emilie Messmer
  • Jacob Robert Moss
  • Pouneh Nahavandi
  • Ciarán O’Floinn
  • Jan Pfitzer
  • Jeremy Evan Plott
  • Néstor Romero Clemente
  • Samantha Sack
  • Caterina Schembri
  • Nishadhan Sivapathasundharam
  • Robert Mark (Rob) Taylor
  • Japjisingh Valecha
  • Christopher John Wiley
  • Ha Gyeong (Haku) Yeo


The Chris Young, Conrad Pope and Garry Schyman scholarships where awarded to :

Matan Franco

Nestor Romero Clemente

Japjisingh Valecha

Jeremy Leidhecker

Rafailia Bampasidou

Philip Simmons

Carlos Camilo Pentzke Lemus

Si Hao Ting

Louisa Trewartha

Joshua Zimmerman

Sagi Sleety Erpula