Taught course

Electronic Music Composition

Institution
University of West London · London College of Music
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

You need:

  • an honours degree (2:1 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject -
  • advanced musical knowledge (although knowledge of notation and instrumental skills are not required)
  • a portfolio of degree level or professional work
  • a written statement.

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Find out more about our processes for recognising previous experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an industry-focused electronic music course, and it assumes you have a level of competence in composition or music sequencing and production.

You will study a broad range of electronic music, from popular electronic dance music styles to art forms such as electroacoustic music. Your composition studies will include one-to-one tutorials in a specialised area of electronic music.

You will also examine:

  • the history and concepts of electronic music
  • the creation of sound installations
  • live performances.

A number of options allow for further exploration in the theory and practice of sequencing, sound synthesis, sampling, production techniques and the use of Max/MSP.

You will learn through a combination of lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorial discussions. Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures will involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The teaching hours for the course are concentrated into two days per week for full-time and one day for part-time students. For the rest of the week you will use the facilities to complete your assignments and develop your composing skills, create music with other LCM students and engage in self-directed study. There are weekly seminars in the first semester followed by one-to-one supervision for your dissertation.

On completing the course you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to gain an enhanced route into the industry or pursue further studies.

Information for international students

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Other equivalent English language examinations will be considered. For more information, contact the International Office.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

You need advanced musical knowledge (although knowledge of notation and instrumental skills are not required), and you will be asked to provide us with:

  • a portfolio of degree level or professional work
  • a written statement.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

You need advanced musical knowledge (although knowledge of notation and instrumental skills are not required), and you will be asked to provide us with:

  • a portfolio of degree level or professional work
  • a written statement.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£13,000

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

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

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Course information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888