University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Creative Practice)

**Why choose this course** Where words fail, music speaks. Our MMus Music (Creative Practice) 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 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 Creative Practice pathway of our MMus Music is designed for creative musicians who cannot easily separate performance and composition in their work. Whether you're a musician working in improvised music, singer-songwriter or interested in live electronics, this course is for you. You will take two compulsory research training modules, after which teaching and study progress from closely taught modules designed to secure and extend your technique to more autonomous, project-based learning opportunities. Having completed the postgraduate diploma stage, you will progress to masters study and submit a final portfolio of work. Your portfolio will likely feature a combination of live performance and composition.

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 - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Compulsory MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Compulsory CREATIVE PRACTICE FOLIO - Compulsory 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 2 x 15 credits options OR 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 - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Compulsory MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Compulsory 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) COMPOSITION A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE FOLIO - Compulsory 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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