University of Edinburgh
Digital Composition and Performance
This programme will develop a variety of interdisciplinary skills ranging across digital music composition and performance, computer science, and cultural studies. Students gain in-depth knowledge of: computer music composition and performance; real-time computer music programming (Max/MSP); non-real-time computer music programming; algorithmic composition; electroacoustic composition; human-computer interaction; and the key theories that have informed understanding of the digital age. In addition, students learn how to plan, execute, realise, and document a musical-technological project; translate musical ideas into fully-functioning interactive computer music programmes and/or scores; and reflect on creative work in light of past and present cultural developments.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK in a sound-related discipline such as music, sound engineering, acoustics, film, animation, or art/design; other relevant disciplines, such as computer science, architecture, education, cognitive science or psychology may be considered; regardless of academic background however, students must have significant experience in composition, or a related musically creative activity such as improvisation, sound installation, creative DJing etc; in this case, students may be admitted on the basis of a portfolio of work; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edinburgh College of Art||Edinburgh||EH3 9DF||Scotland|
ECA Graduate School
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