University of Hertfordshire

Mr Steven Coltart

Steven Coltart

Mr Steven Coltart

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Steven Coltart is a professional composer and sound designer across games, films and television.  External industry projects include scoring the soundtrack for 'Planet of The Apes: Last Frontier'.  Developed at Ealing Studios, and executive produced by Andy Serkis, the cinematic adventure game is out now on PS4, XBOX One and PC.  “Creating something new whilst staying loyal to a franchise’s roots is easier said than done… It has found its way to being one of my most important scores that I’ve come across”.  Read the full review here


2019 has already seen the release of 'Pinnacle', an epic and inspirational album which is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, as well as being bespoke arranged with alternative mixes, cues and stings for upcoming TV/ Film usage.  A review of the album is available via here.    


2018 saw Steven score sci-fi film ‘Ascendance’, which was filmed in New Zealand, and produced in Los Angeles.  Music from the film is available via Apple Music.  Steven also has high profile TV production music syncs across a range of genres from hit show ‘Married At First Sight’, to Univision’s ‘Latin Grammy Awards - Total Access’.  His 2018 albums 'The Beautiful Game' (Sport), and 'Breathe', 'Aerial' (Nature) are part of the Warner/ Chapell Production Music Library in America.  Steven contributes to the University in a part-time capacity as a senior subject specialist, and has led the re-development of game and film content within the music composition team, ensuring subject currency and industry relevance.   Covering software Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Unreal Engine 4, Unity and Middleware training, Steven additionally formed a link with Grads in Games in 2017-18 to showcase up and coming game audio talent from the The University of Hertfordshire.


Previous Audio Lead (sound design and music) projects include ‘Into Light’, which featured on the front page of the App Store under “Best New Games”, Rule The World (PC), Star Smashers (PC), and The Artifact (PC).  Previous Composer projects include ‘Outer Empires’ the first MMO game of its kind created for iOS, MMORPG ‘The Repopulation’ and feature length Horror film ‘American Beast’, distributed in America by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  ‘Outer Empires’ went on to sell over 200,000 copies, boasting the largest ever network of players on a mobile device at that time.


A full, and detailed list of Stevens' external industry work can be viewed via his personal website  

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