Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Composition

This programme fosters your ability to compose and notate music, and to develop your own personal musical language. You explore a wide range of technical procedures for contemporary composition and engage intellectually and critically with related theories and concepts. There are many practical opportunities to work with performers, including the Department of Music's ensemble-in-residence, and other artistic collaborators. The composition pathway appeals to composers interested in a wide range of contemporary music including Boulez, Stockhausen, Birtwistle, Carter, Xenakis, spectral music and improvised music. There's a focus on fundamental issues concerning pitch, time and pulse, and covers topics such as orchestration, advanced instrumental techniques, large-scale structure. Composers taking this pathway may elect to take options in studio-based composition, providing they have the requisite prior experience. There are also opportunities to work with visiting professional musicians and meet visiting composers, which have included Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Finnissy, Brian Ferneyhough and Jonathan Harvey.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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