York Saint John University

York St John University

Music Composition

This course focuses on developing artists' abilities and capacities for professional and academic innovation. Study emphasises relationships between composition, reflection, practice and dissemination. Teaching, learning and research on the programme enables discovery of the variety of ways in which composition, creation and dissemination in music composition has evolved into its present media and forms.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a music-related subject, whether as single Honours or in joint Honours with another subject, from an approved university. Alternatively, applicants should hold an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another discipline with extensive experience of arts practice or working in a professional arts environment. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each individual component) or equivalent. For all candidates there will be consideration of a portfolio of work and an interview in which candidates will be asked to give a presentation.

Course modules

Modules include: practice, reflection, dissemination; creativity and knowledge; Master's independent project.

Assessment methods

Portfolio of work, public performances, critical essays and annotated reflective document.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 556 per Credit (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 556 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 556 per Credit (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

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