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See MA Degrees in Composition in United Kingdom 2019/2020

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

Composition, which refers to the study, development, and writing of music, may help students to develop their talents in tonal harmony, music transcription, and instrumentation. Individuals who study composition also tend to gain a better understanding of musical composers throughout history.

Top Master of Art Programs in Composition in United Kingdom 2019/2020

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6 Results in Composition, United Kingdom

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting ed ... [+]

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education.

Course Overview

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education. Students focus on creative exploration, writing exercises and academic research around the subject before focusing on the creation of a new major repertoire work or a dissertation in the area of the song.

Successful completion of programme MA Songwriting at ICMP leads to the award of MA by the University of East London. (subject to validation) Full programme specification can be found here.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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Leeds College of Music

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performa ... [+]

MA/MMus/PgDip (Performance and Composition)WHY MMus/MA?The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA).Working on a one-to-one basis with our performance staff and/or composers and engaging with Creative Practitioners, you gain a strong academic and vocational understanding of your practice, and of what it takes to be a successful music practitioner in the 21st Century.Performance students are encouraged to develop challenging and innovative repertoire (assessed through public recitals), while Composition students are given the support to prepare portfolios of original compositions and submit realisations.THE COURSEThe MMus/MA follows the same programme of study as the PGDip but with an additional module at the end, culminating in – for Performance students – a final performance in the presence of a panel of examiners and an invited audience or, for Composition students, a final composition portfolio that must demonstrate artistic vision and an emerging compositional identity.In your final project, you are expected to demonstrate the skills and professionalism you have developed and be responsible for all aspects of your project's realisation; for example, as a Composition student, you take responsibility for all performers and recording engineers, and as a Performance student, you look after all aspects of the performance including planning, organisation, coordination of resources (human/physical), sound reinforcement, stage setting and rehearsal.Further to this, MMus students undertake a viva voce to... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
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Leeds College of Music

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performa ... [+]

MA/MMus/PgDip (Composition)WHY MMus/MA?The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA).Working on a one-to-one basis with our performance staff and/or composers and engaging with Creative Practitioners, you gain a strong academic and vocational understanding of your practice, and of what it takes to be a successful music practitioner in the 21st Century.Performance students are encouraged to develop challenging and innovative repertoire (assessed through public recitals), while Composition students are given the support to prepare portfolios of original compositions and submit realisations.THE COURSEThe MMus/MA follows the same programme of study as the PGDip but with an additional module at the end, culminating in – for Performance students – a final performance in the presence of a panel of examiners and an invited audience or, for Composition students, a final composition portfolio that must demonstrate artistic vision and an emerging compositional identity.In your final project, you are expected to demonstrate the skills and professionalism you have developed and be responsible for all aspects of your project's realisation; for example, as a Composition student, you take responsibility for all performers and recording engineers, and as a Performance student, you look after all aspects of the performance including planning, organisation, coordination of resources (human/physical), sound reinforcement, stage setting and rehearsal.Further to this, MMus students undertake a viva voce to demonstrate an... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate d ... [+]

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater for those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 10 specialist pathways that you can choose from across musicology, composition and performance; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio.

Pathways

Music MA: Electroacoustic composition/sonic art pathway

The Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art pathway invites you to help map out the next steps in Birmingham’s thirty-year history as a world leader in the area of electroacoustic music composition and presentation. A solid grounding in the field, its aesthetics and traditions are augmented by instruction in the latest techniques and technology. You will also have the opportunity to work with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre), our acclaimed 100-channel sound diffusion system.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Online
Bath Spa University

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound ( ... [+]

Compose and produce contemporary music with an interdisciplinary and experimental focus.

Cutting edge interdisciplinary approach to music composition and production.

Flexible and adaptable to individual interests.

Runs alongside Sound (Arts) and Sound (Design), with options across programmes.

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Production) course's content to your own style and skills.

The content will cover aesthetic considerations, technology, and techniques utilised in modern music making.

The award is deliberately unbounded by genre, and there are opportunities to take an interdisciplinary approach to sound production, including contemporary electronic music, studio and field recording, experimental music, and sound design for composition. Opportunities for working with visual media are also encouraged.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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1 - 2 years
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Bath Spa University

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry; global demand for new songs is high. Foc ... [+]

Refine your professional song portfolio and unique songwriting 'voice' on our Songwriting Master's degree.

Write your songs from day one, and develop the skills of creative critique in a supportive yet dynamic environment.

Prepare yourself for a range of internationalised, professional futures in music and its wider industries.

Benefit from a pioneering curriculum, taught by professional, published songwriters and performers.

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry, and global demand for new songs is high. On our MA Songwriting, you will nurture your musical creativity, focus and develop your professional portfolio, forge new collaborative networks, and engage in research designed to support your career as a songwriter.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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1 - 2 years
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