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Music: Composition BA (Hons)

York St John University

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UCAS CODE: W3R5

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Find your compositional voice and write music that inspires.Develop your ability to compose music and explore composition for films, games and soundscape installations. Our tutors, who are accomplished composers will teach and inspire you. Become part of a vibrant musical network and hear professional ensembles perform the work your create.The study of music should not be about one genre. It should be eclectic and embrace every musician, every style, background and culture. When you study music composition with us you do not just learn about classical, jazz and rock. You also learn about music from around the world and create music within unexpected genres.Our course gives you the practical skills you need as a composer. You will learn by creating music and as you do so, you will refine your abilities in working with:Music notationText scoresLead sheets.You will be able to work with student performers and ensembles as they interpret your pieces and bring them to life. This will give you valuable experience in composing for larger groups of musicians like bands, orchestras and choirs. Over your time with us you will build a portfolio of scores, recordings and a professional online presence.We will challenge you to realise your creative potential. To explore your self expression and develop an understanding of music's place in society. You will collaborate with experienced musicians, community members, artists and arts organisations to develop your professional network.Alongside your practical learning, you will also explore the theoretical aspects of music. Working alongside your classmates, postgraduate students and your lecturers, you will research and evaluate compositional concepts and processes.Our enthusiastic and supportive team of experienced music tutors include performers, composers, teachers and community musicians. Their musical interests include everything from jazz and metal to choral music and brass bands.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,750per year

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UCAS Points : 88 - 104

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University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    93 43%

    78th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    2

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