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Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MMus in Composition fosters their ability to compose and notate music, and to develop their own personal musical language. Students explore a wide range of technical procedures for contemporary composition and engage intellectually and critically with related theories and concepts. There are many practical opportunities to work with performers, including the Department of Music's ensemble-in-residence, and other artistic collaborators. The composition pathway appeals to composers interested in a wide range of contemporary music including Boulez, Stockhausen, Birtwistle, Carter, Xenakis, spectral music and improvised music. There's a focus on fundamental issues concerning pitch, time and pulse, and covers topics such as orchestration, advanced instrumental techniques, large-scale structure. Composers taking this pathway may elect to take options in studio-based composition, providing they have the requisite prior experience. Students will develop strategies and methodologies for creative practice, critical reflection and evaluation and skills in the contextualisation of creative work.

Different course options

Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Modules

This module is divided into two parts. The first concentrates on orchestration and contemporary developments in instrumental techniques, and the second considers the nature of material in relation to the articulation of formal structures.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or a relevant/related subject. Their qualification should comprise a substantial practical/creative element relevant to the pathway. A detailed transcript of their degree is preferred. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.