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

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Music (Creative Practice) MMus

Study Details

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

Why choose this course

Where words fail, music speaks.

Our MMus Music (Creative Practice) 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 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 Creative Practice pathway of our MMus Music is designed for creative musicians who cannot easily separate performance and composition in their work. Whether you’re a musician working in improvised music, singer-songwriter or interested in live electronics, this course is for you.

You will take two compulsory research training modules, after which teaching and study progress from closely taught modules designed to secure and extend your technique to more autonomous, project-based learning opportunities. 

Having completed the postgraduate diploma stage, you will progress to masters study and submit a final portfolio of work. Your portfolio will likely feature a combination of live performance and composition.

Module details

 Year 1 (full-time)

  • COMPOSITION A Optional
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A Optional
  • CONDUCTING A Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE A Compulsory
  • MUSIC PROJECT A Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Optional
  • RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A Compulsory
  • STUDIO TECHNIQUES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY A Optional
  • COMPOSITION B Optional
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B Optional
  • CONDUCTING B Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE B Compulsory
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE FOLIO Compulsory
  • 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 2
  • TOPIC STUDY B Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
 
EITHER 2 x 15 credits options
OR 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.