Case Studies in 19th and 20th Century Composition (W3096)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module develops your abilities to perform close readings of musical set works through creative methods in analysis and composition. You will increase their knowledge and critical understanding of composition methods, forms and styles and relate these to relevant repertoires. You will do this by learning and practising a range of analytical and compositional methods.

This module builds on foundation music modules from Year 1, provides practical skills to accompany and inform Year 2 core modules 'The Rise of Classical Music' and 'History of the Modern', and prepares you for advanced modules in musical theory and practice in Year 3.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.