Composition (Practice) (804W3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Composition develops understanding and practice of 20th century and contemporary musical methods and resources, but without stylistic restrictions, and with flexible outcomes (eg semi-notated and proportionally-notated work, graphic notation, conceptual/installation sonic work, performance art etc).

You will focus on developing an extended piece of work through alternating group seminars and workshops. In consultation with the course tutor, you will be encouraged to develop plans for an individual project early on in the course. The seminars will provide disciplinary context and insights into key techniques and examples of recent and earlier creative practice. The workshops will provide the opportunity to make presentations and to receive peer and tutor feedback. The submission will comprise a creative project (composition) in a medium agreed in advance with the tutor, and accompanied by a critical commentary.

Teaching

100%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 278 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: