Taught course

Composition and Creative Practice

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Applicants should also have some experience of composition and will be expected to supply examples of any prior work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

  • Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers.
  • Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts.
  • We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought.
  • Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms.
  • Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research.
  • We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords.
  • Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.
  • The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.
  • As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, making it an outstanding place for compostional study.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £8,000
International students
Full time: EU £8,000 Non EU £17,900
Please see the scholarships and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MMus

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Drew Hammond
Email
Drew.Hammond@glasgow.ac.uk