Taught course

Composition (Electronic Music)

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

Applicants must have the following: - 2:1 Honours degree or higher in Music, Music Technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field. - This course requires advanced musical knowledge (although knowledge of notation and instrumental skills are NOT required). - Candidates will be required to provide a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The course is aimed equally at composers of electronic music in the traditional sense, and contemporary artists who may combine the role of composer with producer, engineer, musician and DJ. London College of Music (LCM) at the University of West London is at the forefront of the academic study of music technology in general – and popular electronic music composition in particular.

The course encompasses a broad range of electronic music, from popular electronic dance music styles to art forms such as electroacoustic music. It assumes you have a level of competence in composition or music sequencing and production. Composition studies include one-to-one tutorials in an area of electronic music that you will negotiate with your lecturer.

You will also examine the history and concepts of electronic music, the creation of sound installations and live performances, together with options that include the theory and practice of sequencing, sound synthesis, sampling, production techniques and the use of Max/MSP.

This course helps you build a wide range of skills, knowledge and creative strategies essential for a successful career in the contemporary, fast-changing music industry – or as a springboard to further postgraduate study at PhD level.

For further information about this course, please contact simon.zagorski-thomas@uwl.ac.uk.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP £7,200
International students
GBP £11,500

For information please visit the UWL website:


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course information
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