Advanced Composition Portfolio (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.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Report)

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: