University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Composition)

**Why choose this course** Composers are artists, and silence is their canvas. Our MMus in Music (Composition) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements. You will benefit from the diversity of our research strengths, our many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These currently include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music. Academics within our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and areas of specialism. **What you will study** The Composition pathway of our MMus Music course 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. This course provides ideal preparation for future research at PhD level.

Entry requirements

Master of Music - MMus: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) COMPOSITION A - Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Compulsory COMPOSITION FOLIO Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional PERFORMANCE B - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B - Compulsory SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 EITHER 4 x 15 credits options OR 2 x 15 credit options and 1 x 30 credit option (most 30 credit compulsory modules from other pathways can be taken as options in Semester 2) PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) COMPOSITION A - Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional PERFORMANCE B - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B - Compulsory SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Year 2 (part-time) COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION FOLIO - Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional PERFORMANCE B - Optional SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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