Taught course

Composition

Institution
City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold (or expect to gain) an upper second class honours degree. While most students come with a first degree in Music, we do consider applicants with a good honours degree in related subjects in the arts, humanities and social sciences, if they can demonstrate compositional expertise and experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join one of the UK’s leading university environments for the study of Music, combining world-leading research, exceptional teaching and a vibrant musical community in the heart of global London.

The MA Composition develops skills in the broad field of contemporary composition, encompassing notated and digital music, sound art, improvisation and interdisciplinary practices.

The course provides a critical context for exploring key topics and issues in contemporary composition as well as a platform for presenting your own work to an audience of peers.

Engagement with professional creative practice is at the core of the MA Composition. Students have the opportunity to receive tuition from world-renowned composers external to the department. There are also opportunities to work with City’s professional ensembles-in-residence, Plus Minus and EXAUDI.

We have an outstanding reputation for dynamic, inspring and rigorous postgraduate eduation and offer exceptional support to our students

Our students come from all over the world and benefit from our location in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cultural hubs.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249