University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Computer Music

This programme focuses on the technical, creative, historical, critical and performative aspects of electronic and computer music. You will engage with current thinking and practice in areas such as interactivity, audiovisual applications, computer vision, sound spatialisation, algorithmic composition, electronic music, signal processing and sound synthesis. You will also learn to place these developments within the aesthetic, cultural and historical context of electronic music and music technology.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in any subject. Relevant professional experience may also be considered, and we encourage applications from people with backgrounds in technology, maths, science or computing as well as music. You will also need to be able to demonstrate understanding of basic computer programming concepts and digital audio theory, and will need an understanding of music theory for some of the optional modules. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional studies; computer music practice; computer music contexts; computer music project. optional modules include: applied performance studies; composition studies; short dissertation; individual project; case studies in applied psychology of music; instrumental or vocal recital; concerto/song cycle/extended work; editing and archival studies; issues in critical musicology; aesthetic theory.

Assessment methods

Assessment will use different methods, allowing you to build a variety of skills. These will include the skills required for practical project work during the programme as well as essays, presentations, and a bibliography project. Optional modules may use different methods such as performances, or a composition portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Music
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0113 343 2583