Advanced Composition and Arrangement (W3067)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module develops advanced practices in musical composition and orchestration techniques, and allows you to work on small-scale compositions and/or arrangements that reflect your own creative interests. Through a range of case studies from the birth of the orchestra to contemporary ensemble music, the seminars focus on practical and aesthetic issues and are geared towards assessed projects as well as helping lay the foundations for larger-scale work. The seminars provide you with peer and tutor feedback, as well as guidance on your assessed projects.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 280 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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: