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ThinkSpace Education Launches Online Game Music and Sound Design Master’s Degree Programs

Composing for Video Games (MA), Sound Design for Video Games (MA), Game Music and Audio (MFA) postgraduate degree programs will begin in September 2016.

ThinkSpace Education is an online music school specializing in teaching composition for film, videogames and television. In partnership with the University of Chichester in the UK, ThinkSpace Education announces the launch of three new master’s degree programs that will commence in September: Composing for Video Games (Master of Arts), Sound Design for Video Games (Master of Arts) and Game Music and Audio (Master of Fine Art; subject to approval by the University of Chichester).

In consultation with leading industry professionals, ThinkSpace has developed a suite of online postgraduate courses to prepare sound designers and composers with the real-world creative and technical skills that future employers are looking for.

Thinkspace Education is staffed and tutored exclusively by professional working composers and sound designers, with videogame franchise credits including Assasin’s Creed, Bioshock, Dragon Age, Fallout, Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and more. ThinkSpace Education’s partner institution, the University of Chichester, also has close links with the videogame community. Program liaison tutor Dr. Stephen Baystead is a game composer with credits that include Need For Speed, and Project Cars. Baystead is also the audio director at Slightly Mad Studios.

Guy Michelmore, ThinkSpace Education’s course director and an EMMY nominated film, games and television composer, says, “There are plenty of music and sound production schools yet, despite increasing interest in videogame soundtracks, almost none who specialize in game music and audio. We’re excited to offer the first online master’s degrees in composing and sound design for videogames.” 

For more information on induction events, the faculty team, modules, course fees and application requirements, visit

Watch ThinkSpace Education’s ‘Game Audio Trailer’ on YouTube.