Masters | Postgraduate Course - Music (Composition) MMus Course Details within University of Surrey

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Music (Composition) MMus

Study Details

MMus 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Why choose this course

Composers are artists, and silence is their canvas.

Our MMus in Music (Composition) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements.

You will benefit from the diversity of our research strengths, our many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These currently include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music. 

Academics within our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and areas of specialism.

What you will study

The Composition pathway of our MMus Music course is designed to develop your individual compositional style and technique through tutorial guidance and opportunities for performances, workshops and recordings.

Various stylistic and generic strands can be pursued individually or in combination, including jazz, music for screen and multimedia, contemporary music for the concert hall and computer sound design.

You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of composition-related options. 

This course provides ideal preparation for future research at PhD level.

Module details

 Year 1 (full-time)

  • COMPOSITION A Compulsory
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A Optional
  • CONDUCTING A Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE A Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT A Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Optional
  • RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A Compulsory
  • STUDIO TECHNIQUES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY A Optional
  • COMPOSITION B Compulsory
  • COMPOSITION FOLIO Compulsory
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B Optional
  • CONDUCTING B Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE B Optional
  • DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 Optional
  • MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT B Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Optional
  • PERFORMANCE B Optional
  • RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B Compulsory
  • SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY B Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

EITHER 4 x 15 credits options
OR 2 x 15 credit options and 1 x 30 credit option (most 30 credit compulsory modules from other pathways can be taken as options in Semester 2)
 
EITHER 4 x 15 credits options
OR 2 x 15 credit options and 1 x 30 credit option (most 30 credit compulsory modules from other pathways can be taken as options in Semester 2)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.