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Full time | Newton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type

Research

Course Summary

During the Master’s in Composition, you’ll develop your skills as a composer and deepen your understanding of current artistic and professional trends in music.

You’ll be supported through weekly seminars, tutorials, and workshops with professional musicians. You’ll also work on your creative and technical skills, commenting critically on your own and others’ work.

This is a broad Music Master’s with a strong focus on experimentation within your areas of interest as a composer. Our aim is to inspire, support, and enrich your knowledge while you pursue your own unique interests. We set this against a wider consideration of current music and developments in contemporary musical thought.

Overview

We want you to graduate as a skilled composer with a deep understanding of contemporary music.

We’ll support developments in your creative practice through practical consideration of both your professional and academic skills, to help you:

  • Improve the way you promote your work and plan projects
  • Understand Composition as an academic discipline.

You’ll develop creative and technical skills throughout the course, alongside the ability to think critically about composition.

You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other creative artists, such as choreographers, filmmakers and theatre practitioners, through joint projects and seminar discussion.

The MRes Composition pathways offer a different emphasis. MRes Composition provides an opportunity to conduct an extended, focused composition project, combining both creative work and academic research.

Careers

You’ll develop a broad range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills. We’ll help you prepare for a portfolio career built around your creative practice, drawing in other related areas of work such as:

  • Teaching
  • Editing
  • Performing
  • Work in other areas of the creative industries.

Our aim is that when you graduate from the Composition degree, you'll have developed core problem-solving, analytical, and critical skills to support you in the ever-evolving music and composition landscape.

Modules

Research Project - Core
Research Methodologies & Context - Core
Professional Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We’re looking for students with an enquiring approach to music. You’ll be interested in developing your practice and exploring the many contexts in which it is situated. We support work in a wide range of styles and genres, while maintaining an experimental and exploratory approach. Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

University information

Bath Spa University is a great choice for those seeking to combine high quality tuition with a unique lived experience. The university has a 150 year heritage of delivering outstanding higher education, and is based in the magnificent World Heritage city of Bath, where students experience ancient Roman heritage alongside Georgian elegance and contemporary city living. The university’s specialist facilities include brand new buildings,...more

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