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Training the Next Generation of Film and Game Composers

We are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of film composers by providing unparalleled access to industry-leading professionals. Our mission is to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world application, ensuring our students receive direct mentorship from some of the most esteemed and innovative composers in the field.

We strive to create an inspiring and collaborative environment where aspiring composers can hone their craft, explore new creative horizons, and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of film music. Through immersive, hands-on experiences and personalised guidance, we empower our students to transform their passion for music into compelling, cinematic scores that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Faculty, Staff and Guest Artists

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Dr. Andy Hill

MFA Programme Director

Former Vice President of Music Production at Disney and Author of "Scoring the Screen"


Ronan Scolard

Director of Enrolment

Irish composer, producer and touring musician 

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Phillip Arthur Simmons

Online Programme Leader

American orchestrator, conductor, film composer and educator

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Mark Kuypers

Online Programme Leader

Dutch film composer, orchestrator and conductor

Alex Atanassov

Alex Atanassov

Production Manager

Bulgarian studio bassist, orchestrator, session producer and founder of the Drop Down Community

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Arthur Brouns

Technology Manager

Belgian film composer and electronic music producer


Krasiana Dimitrova

Academic Assistant & Office Manager

Bulgarian native, musician and arts professional

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Dr Norman Ludwin

Orchestration for Film

Hollywood Orchestrator for Jurassic World, Inside Out, Star Trek Into Darkness & more

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Conrad Pope

Orchestration for Film

One of Hollywood's most prominent orchestrators; Harry Potter, Star Wars, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and more

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Francisco Ríos

Sound Design

Sound Designer, Film Composer, Mix Engineer & Pro Tools Specialist. Dubbing & mixing over a dozen Disney series

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Mikolai Stroinski

Music for Games

Composer for The Witcher, Metamorphosis, Age of Empires IV, and many more

Vlad Boyadjiev

Vladislav Boyadjiev

Mixing & Engineering

Studio Engineer with over 600 international movie credits, including films by Disney, Universal, & Warner Bros

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Jonathan Shanes

MIDI Mockups

Music Technology and MIDI Mockups specialist whose credits include the newest Matrix film, The Matrix Resurrections

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Nikola Petrov

Orchestration, Conducting & Score Supervision

Well-known Bulgarian conductor, score supervisor and percussionist with over 15 years experience in the industry

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Debbie Smith

Recording, Mixing & Editing

Studio Engineer and Lecturer in Recording, Mixing & Editing. Universal Music, Sony, Warner Bros, Channel 5, RTE and TG4

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Christo Pavlov

Orchestration, Conducting & Score Supervision

Music Director of the Vratsa Symphony Orchestra, Music and Record Producer, Orchestrator, & Conductor

Garry Schyman

Garry Schyman

Music for Games

Award-winning game composer for the BioShock series, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and more

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Christopher Young

Guest Composer

Award-winning composer for Sinister, The Rum Diary, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, and more

Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis

Guest Composer

Composer for Stephen King's IT, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Texas Godfather, Doublecrossed, and more

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George Christopoulos

Music Business & Career Mentoring

Director of the Oticons European Film Composers Agency

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Penka Kouneva

Guest Composer

Award-winning composer of the Prince of Persia game, The Mummy VR game, and Heroes and Legends

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Mychael Danna

Guest Composer

Oscar-winning composer of Life of Pi, Moneyball, Little Miss Sunshine, and more

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Jan Pfitzer

Music for Games & Electronic Music Composition

German experimental music producer and lecturer in Music Tech at Nuremberg College of Music

Giuseppe Lori

Giuseppe Lori

Adjunct Orchestration Tutor

Italian orchestrator, composer and conductor who assists FSAE online composers with orchestration techniques

Explore Our Film Scoring Training Experiences

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Master of Fine Arts in Film & Game Scoring


Join composers from around the world in a life-changing experience that will transform your abilities and jump-start your scoring career.



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Online Graduate Diploma in Film & Game Scoring


Level up your skills in film & game scoring. Get a United States-accredited Graduate Degree online. Remote record your music with the European Recording Orchestra.


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Film Scoring Summer Program


A 26-day summer practical experience for composers interested in developing their abilities in writing music for motion pictures. 


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