University of West London

University of West London

Composition (Electronic Music)

This course is aimed equally at composers of electronic music in the traditional sense, and contemporary artists who may combine the role of composer with producer, engineer, musician and DJ; the course encompasses a broad range of electronic music, from popular electronic dance music styles to art forms such as electroacoustic music; it assumes a prior level of competence in composition and/or music sequencing and production; composition studies include one-to-one tutorials in an area of electronic music to be negotiated between student and lecturer; students also examine the history and important concepts in electronic music, the creation of sound installations and live performances and options that can include the theory and practice of sequencing, sound synthesis, sampling, production techniques and the use of Max/MSP.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or higher in music, music technology or a related subject; or substantial industry or prior experience in the field; portfolio; applicants are required to provide a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above including a minimum 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: Electronic music composition 1; developing your career; electronic music composition 2; interactive music technology; research methods; dissertation or project. Optional modules: digital audio interface design; the development of audio technology; advanced non-linear recording; mixing and recording multi-track for surround; manipulating sounds; combining sounds.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MMus Full-time £ 10,995 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MMus Part-time day £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MMus Part-time day £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

Key information

University of West London