You will be given the opportunity to develop your compositional practice, as well as thinking and provide you with a platform from which to disseminate your work. Whilst your focus will be on Music Composition, there will also be opportunities for cross-disciplinary study and collaborative practice. This course shares delivery of core curriculum, practice-led research methodologies with parallel Masers Degrees across the University.
MA Music Composition
Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related subject.
If your undergraduate degree is not in a related field but you have extensive experience of arts practice, your application will be considered.
If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.
If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.
Interview and portfolio
Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.
At interview you will be asked to give a presentation which should:
- Demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
- Show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking.
You will also be asked to complete a portfolio. This portfolio should show examples of previous and current practice.
We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.
If you can't meet these minimum requirements it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.
The Reflective Practitioner
Analysis, Composition and Dissemination
Music Composition Independent Project
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