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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

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 Full Year 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?

  • Music (MU) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Portfolio of compositions which normally should last about 20 minutes in performance.

Resit: Students resit any failed elements of assessment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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