Master in Composition for Audiovisual Media – MCAV

The gateway to the media industry


The MCAV is an official postgraduate programme whose main objective is to train future composers who will work in the film, television and video game industry. The academic programme combining theoretical and practical modules is unique in Europe for its level of excellence.

Students will carry out internships in the agreed institutions with state-of-the-art equipment: ensemble recording, production of news programmes and series, Dolby studio mixing, creation of short films and video games, among other audiovisual media. Students will establish contact with leading producers, directors and musicians in the field in Spain.

Homologation Resolution MCAV


I. Composition for Media (Cinema, TV, Video Game)

  • Narrative Analysis. Script: genre, structure and characters
  • Audiovisual composition techniques
  • Advanced orchestration
  • Composition with computing resources

II. Instrumental and Production Techniques

  • Recording and mastering techniques in Film and Television
  • Conducting
  • Production techniques for film music

III. Research Resources

  • Documentation, archives and film libraries
  • Business models and copyright
  • Philosophy and aesthetics of audiovisual

IV. Creative Projects and Research

  • Creation of Master's Final Project (Film)
  • Creation of practical project (TV and Videogame)
  • Research work: Master Thesis

Technology Pack

  • Omnisphere (latest version)
  • Cubase or Logic Pro sequencer
  • Waves Plugin Bundle

External internships:

As part of the Master’s programme, students will have the opportunity to work on their projects in collaboration with the following entities:

  • Instituto de Radio Televisión Española, IRTVE
  • Escuela de Cine Septima Ars
  • PKO estudios
  • La Bocina Sonido
  • Master’s Degree in Video Game Programming at the Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Master’s Degree in 3D Character Animation U-Tad
  • Master’s Degree in Video Game Programming U-Tad


Admission and enrolment

Permanence and Promotion Regulations

a) Admission Process:

  1. Pre-registration for official Master’s degrees must be done through our academic platform by clicking on the ” Pre-enrolment” button.

  2. Following the pre-enrolment, the candidate must provide the official documentation scanned (not photographed) in PDF format and sent via email to

    • Higher Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (both sides). In case of finishing these studies in the current academic year, send a certificate of current enrolment. 

    • Spanish students: DNI (both sides)
    • International students: Passport
  3. After fulfilling the entry requirements for each Master’s programme, the admissions committee will communicate the result to the candidate by e-mail.

  4. If admitted, the candidate will be able to register online at the CSKG website following the instructions that will be sent once accepted.

b) Entry requirements for the MCAV:

  1. Full biography
  2. Recent passport photograph in JPG format
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Selection of recent works (score+audio)

Send to

All students must attend a personal interview and be admitted by the Master’s management after evaluation of the material submitted in the pre-enrolment form. The CSKG will communicate individually with pre-registered students to inform them of the selection and enrolment process.

c) Enrolment: 

Once admitted to the Master’s Degree, students may reserve their place by formalising their enrolment. The instructions will be sent via email once the access requirements have been met.

The reservation of the place will be guaranteed exclusively upon receipt of the registration fee. This registration fee is non-refundable and includes:

  • Management and processing of academic transcript and Master’s degree.
  • Fees for the opening of the academic record
  • Academic coordination and production costs for concerts and various performances.

d) Payment methods

Once payment of the registration fee has been received, the student may choose one of the following methods of payment to cover the cost of the master’s degree (the technology pack is not included):

  • Single payment at the time of enrolment. Transfer or direct debit.
  • Payment in 2 instalments; the first at the time of enrolment and the second in February of the enrolled course. Transfer or direct debit.
  • Payment in 10 consecutive monthly instalments from September to June of the enrolled course. Direct debit.
  • Payment in 12 consecutive monthly instalments from September to August of the enrolled course. Direct debit.

General information

Master in Composition for Audiovisual Media - MCAV

  • On-site: 12 months from September to September
  • 2 monthly meetings on weekends
  • 60 ECTS
  • Spanish and English (international guests)
  • Director: Dr. Carlos Duque
  • Price: 7,000€ + 500€ registration fee + 500€ Technology Pack (approximate price depending on market)

Aimed at composers with an academic or self-taught background, professionals in film, television and video game composition, music students, sound artists and performers who want to deepen their knowledge of the technique of composing for image and the audiovisual industry.


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