University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Music (Music Mixed Composition Pathway)

By studying this pathway students can create works which combine electroacoustics and computer technology with more traditional instrumental and vocal composition, or explore each of those elements separately. Works for interactive systems, multimedia, and sound installations are also welcome.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band; TOEFL IBT: 88 overall with no less than 21 in reading, 20 in listening, 22 in speaking, 21 in writing; or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills. Alternatively students can satisfy the English language requirement by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students.

Course modules

Composition tutorials; advanced studies in electroacoustic composition; advanced studies in instrumental/vocal composition; aesthetics and the philosophy of art; contemporary music studies; sound in society; laptop ensemble; special study in music; music, place and identity; introduction to programming for electroacoustics.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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