Taught course

Composition and Sonic Art

Bangor University · School of Music

Entry requirements

First degree at British Bachelor's standard: 2.1 or equivalent. Composers may be asked to submit samples of their work.

Months of entry


Course content

The course (Special Track) allows students to specialise in any one of area of composition, including Electro-acoustic Composition, Sonic Art and Composing for Film. All the training will be centred on the student’s main area, aided by a broader look at compositional techniques and approaches as a whole (through the core module in Composition). Subject-specific teaching is provided through a combination of individual tuition and seminar session in small groups. Within each of the chosen subject areas, students can identify their own projects, for which they will receive expert supervision. Part 1 (Diploma): focuses on studies in composition and/or electroacoustic composition and/or sonic art. Part 2 (MMus): Consists of a portfolio comprising at least one substantial composition (with or without electroacoustics) or work of sonic art. Compulsory modules: principal subject module: either composition, electroacoustic composition / sonic arts or composing for film; concepts of composition; preparing for the part two project.

Information for international students

English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Creative work40

Course contact details

Dr Christian Thomas Leitmeir
+44 01248 382188