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Composition (Concert Music) MMus

University of West London

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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Concert Music aims to develop an advanced knowledge of compositional techniques from the 16th to 20th/21st century. Informed by current ideas on the academic study and practical application of composition, your course will be taught by established industry professionals and academics.

We aim to equip you with skills to help you succeed in the fast-paced and ever-changing music industry. You will embrace a range of styles and produce original creative work, as well as completing an assessed rehearsal in which you conduct a vocal ensemble.

Our well-known composer's workshop programme offers a valuable opportunity for social and professional networking with leading figures.

Course detail

This MMus composition aims to give you advanced knowledge of standard compositional techniques from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries.

In addition to regular lectures and tutorial discussions, you will have one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen field.

Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The course is underpinned by our Composer’s Workshop series, which features regular presentations by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists. These experts from across the music industry include:

  • copyright specialists
  • agents
  • publishers
  • IT experts
  • composers and film composers
  • instrumentalists
  • film composers
  • critics
  • theatrical agents.

Study & career progression

Once you graduate, you could go on to be a:

  • sound editor
  • copyist
  • arranger
  • composer
  • sound designer
  • music director.

You could also choose to advance your studies with either a PhD or DMus.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%

    35th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    43rd

    29

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