Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University


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.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Master of Music - MMus Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time October 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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