Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Composition

The course covers areas of instrumental and vocal composition, with the possibility of working with electronic, digital and multimedia resources. The course offers opportunities for students to work across these areas, or to specialise as appropriate. Delivery is tailored to each student's needs, centred around small-group seminars and tutorials. During the course, students learn to: develop their creative skills as a composer; develop technical skills where appropriate; comment critically upon their own and others' work; explore current composition contexts and contemporary musical thought; collaborate with other creative artists; improve professional skills and conduct academic research.

Entry requirements

The course offers places on the basis of assessment of the applicant's quality, potential and commitment, and the ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, applicants have a 1st degree. Applications are invited from candidates with a number of academic disciplines and from a number of national backgrounds. Applicants should submit a portfolio with their application, comprising no more than 3 pieces of representative work. The form of this portfolio depends on the music the students make: we are happy to receive CDs, DVDs, scores, documentation of performances or installations, or online material as appropriate.

Course modules

Modules include: composition techniques; context and methodology; commission project; collaborative and interdisciplinary practice; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. These generally consist of a portfolio of practical work with supporting written documentation. Context and methodology and the major project also involve small-scale dissertations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 6 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,135 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

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