Taught course

Composition

Institution
Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts
Qualifications
MAMRes

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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.

You should submit a portfolio with your application, comprising no more than three pieces of representative work. The form of this portfolio will depend on the music you make, but is likely to contain scores and recordings.

We’re happy to receive links to online material, CDs, DVDs, printed scores, documentation of performances or installations, as appropriate. If you need guidance on this, please contact the course leader.

Months of entry

October

Course content

A diverse music Composition degree designed to prepare you for a varied and creative career.

  • Develop your music alongside experienced composers and creative practitioners.
  • Hear your music played by professional musicians and fellow students.
  • Work to professional standard and understand contemporary music contexts.

During our 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.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,790 (F/T)
International students
£15,070

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 876 180