University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Composition)

This programme is designed to develop your individual compositional style and technique through tutorial guidance and opportunities for performances, workshops and recordings. Various stylistic and generic strands can be pursued individually or in combination, including jazz, music for screen and multimedia, contemporary music for the concert hall and computer sound design. You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of composition-related options. Having completed the Postgraduate Diploma stage of the programme, you will progress to Masters stage and submit a composition folio. The programme provides ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

Course modules

Example module listing: research training for practitioners A; research training for practitioners B; composition A; composition B; composition folio; studio techniques; performance A; conducting A; orchestral management 1; creative practice A; rock track poetics; African American music; historical performance practice; compositional techniques; contemporary issues in the cultural industries; English music from Elgar to Britten; synthesis and music programming; screen music studies; performance A; performance B; conducting B; orchestral management 2; digital music improvisation 2; Anglo Celtic song traditions; jazz studies 2; opera studies; baroque fugue in practice; applied music 2; musical theatre.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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