MA Music – Mixed Composition Pathway
As a composer today, all of these resources are available to you, and the Music – Mixed Composition programme from University of Birmingham aims to foster your skills as you navigate this exciting new world.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£21,150 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
By studying this Music – Mixed Composition at University of Birmingham you can create works which combine electroacoustics and computer technology with more traditional instrumental and vocal composition, or explore each of those elements separately. Works for interactive systems, multimedia, and sound installations are also welcome.
- Composition Tutorials
- Advanced Studies in Electroacoustic Composition
- Advanced Studies in Instrumental/Vocal Composition
- Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Experimental Music and Sound Art
- Fieldwork Methods
- Global Popular Musics
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Birmingham’s Music postgraduates work in a wide range of careers within and beyond the music world. A postgraduate degree in Music develops a broad base of skills including general skills such as communication, problem solving and research, and also specific skills developed by practice and performance such as self-management, team work and presentation.
- We usually ask for a good Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in Music or a related subject with a substantial musical component. Degrees in other subjects will be considered where candidates have significant professional musical experience and relevant qualifications.
- Your application should include a personal statement of approximately 5,000 characters. You should use your personal statement to explain why you are interested in studying this programme. In order to expedite processing, please clearly state the pathway to which you are applying within the first paragraph of your personal statement.
- All prospective students for pathways in composition must also submit a portfolio of 3–4 compositions, showcasing your range of styles and compositional technique.