Making Music Theatre (W3100)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The module observes and encourages the idea that a composer can now work across a spectrum of compositional canvasses - the auditory experience, composed theatre, work in the auditorium, in site specifics, in augmented reality, in adaptive music. In Year 1, you will be introduced to current practice across a range of forms, and its roots in key recent historic forbears. Each week you will make and present practical micro-exercises (creative tasks) in response to each area.


67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: