Taught course

Music Composition

Institution
York St John University · School of Performance and Media Production
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MA programme are considered on the combination of all elements of their application, including existing compositions, awareness of musical compositional techniques of the last 50 years, evidence of critical and reflective engagement and academic qualifications.

For all candidates there will be an interview and consideration of a portfolio of work; this is a central element of our consideration of applications and also an opportunity for you to find out more about the programme. In interviews, all candidates will be asked to give a presentation. The criteria for this are as follows:
  • Demonstration of readiness for graduate level practice
  • Evidence of engagement with critical thinking
We are happy to arrange interviews by Skype for overseas students.
Applications from candidates with disabilities are always considered and assessment of their abilities and needs are undertaken sensitively. The safety of the potential student and our ability to fulfil his/her learning needs and experiences are important in the decision to offer a place on the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Music Composition degree programme offers you the opportunity to investigate the interrelationships between your own practice and questions arising about knowledge in and through art, composition, and dissemination in performance. Aimed at graduates and practitioners in music composition, this MA will allow you to build a strong and increasingly confident practice through awareness and interaction with current contexts of professional practice and research.

Information for international students

International students will need to demonstrate that they have equivalent experience /qualifications as home students (ie same entry criteria as above). If their first language is not English they must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (in all areas of the test) or equivalent.

Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and Short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa & Immigration webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,000
International students
£12,500

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Subject Administrator
Email
school.pmp@yorksj.ac.uk