|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
You’ll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This exciting course offers an ideal opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the creation and presentation of contemporary music.
The course offers two distinct pathways.
In one pathway, students may specialise in instrumental composition, in which they will explore a broad range of compositional approaches and techniques, with a strong emphasis on inquiry-led practice. This will include collaboration with professional performers and peers, and/or the scope for interacting across disciplines, as well as making mixed-media work.
Alternatively, students may specialise in electronic/electroacoustic composition, in which they explore creative applications of analogue/digital technologies, studio-based composition techniques, real-time audio processing techniques, aesthetics of sonic art, historical developments in electronic music, temporal/spatial-audio, post-digital aesthetics, amongst others.
Course tutors – Dorothy Ker, Adrian Moore, George Nicholson and Adam Stansbie – are all highly experienced and internationally recognised composers.
Graduate study days
Assessment takes a variety of forms such as compositions and essays.