Music Composition MMus

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  • Objectives
    You can compose in a variety of styles, including popular music, jazz, contemporary and experimental music. You will produce a folio of compositions and have the opportunity for your music to be performed by professional musicians.
  • Entry requirements
    The Music Composition MMus is ideal if you are interested in composing instrumental or electroacoustic music and want to develop your skills further.
  • Academic title
    Music Composition MMus
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study the principles of composition and recording techniques, plus analyse contemporary works. You will take part in practical workshops and compose music to be performed by professional musicians. Recent composition workshops have included the Arditti String Quartet, the Delta Saxophone Quartet and Chris Redgate (oboe). You will also explore professionalism in composition, issues of notation, instrumentation and critical approaches to your composition.

    You can choose to focus on studio composition rather than instrumental composition if you prefer, exploring models of sound synthesis, sound sampling and manipulation, computer-assisted composition, analysis of electroacoustic composition and practical studio composition.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Compositional Techniques
    -Major Project
    -Major Project Plan
    -Major Project Progress Report
    -Recording Techniques
    -Research Methods and Scholarly Practice

    Option modules (choose 2)
    -Analysing Popular Music

    Art and Design options
    -Composing for Film and TV I
    -History of Film Music

    Music in Context
    -Music in Education I
    -Research Seminars
    -Performance Studies I
    -Sound Design
    -Sound Diffusion

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