Bangor University

Bangor University

Composition and Sonic Art

The course (special track) allows students to specialise in any one of area of composition, including electro-acoustic composition, sonic art and composing for film. All the training will be centred on the student's main area, aided by a broader look at compositional techniques and approaches as a whole (through the core module in composition). Subject-specific teaching is provided through a combination of individual tuition and seminar session in small groups. Within each of the chosen subject areas, students can identify their own projects, for which they will receive expert supervision.

Entry requirements

1st degree at British Bachelor's standard: 2.1 or equivalent; composers may be asked to submit samples of their work; English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.

Course modules

Part 1 (diploma): focuses on studies in composition and/or electroacoustic composition and/or sonic art; part 2 (MMus): consists of a portfolio comprising at least 1 substantial composition (with or without electroacoustics) or work of sonic art; compulsory modules: principal subject module: chose 1 from: composition, electroacoustic composition / sonic arts or composing for film; concepts of composition; preparing for the part 2 project.

Assessment methods

Major project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and humanities research board; some University and school bursaries available

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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