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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 09:43

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to allow promising student composers the opportunity to develop their own 'voice' by giving them a degree of creative freedom in what they produce. By the end of the course students are able to compose in a variety of genres, conveying a sense of structure and form in their music as well as working independently. Assessment is via a portfolio of compositions. Lasting c.20 minutes in performance.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Phillip Cooke

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5 or MU3015 Composition 3 (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Music (MU) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MU3015 Composition 3 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Submission of portfolio of compositions to last c20 minutes in performance.

Candidates should be able to show competence in a variety of styles and genres, which may include electroacoustic music.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Portfolio of compositions which normally should last about 20 minutes in performance.
Resit: Students resit any failed elements of assessment.

Formative Assessment



Oral feedback will be provided by the supervisor on draft work during the year.
Written feedback on the portfolio will be given on a report form.

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