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MMus Critical and Experimental Composition


Course Description

The purpose of the MMus Critical and Experimental Composition programme is to enable students to develop creativity and technical fluency to an advanced level in the area of musical composition. The original version of this programme (MMus Composition) has been running successfully for several years, facilitating rigorous study of fundamental principles in the field of musical composition, within a broad curriculum that includes modules offered to students on other M-level programmes. Professional Studies is regarded as core to this programme; compulsory modules are Composition Studies, Portfolio of Original Compositions, and Aesthetic Theory, and students are required to choose an additional 30M credits from a variety of disciplines (for example, psychology, performance, musicology, or computer music). By this means, students are encouraged to develop generic practical and theoretical skills relevant to the study of music, alongside their specialism. The School of Music enjoys a significant reputation for performance studies and a lively and full concert diary—much of which will provide useful material for study by students on the MMus Critical and Experimental Composition programme, whilst providing opportunities for trying out new work, both formally and informally.

Core Modules

Professional Studies (30 credits)
Composition Studies (30 credits)
Portfolio of Original Compositions (60 credits)
Aesthetic Theory (30 credits)

Optional Modules

One of the following 30 credit modules:
Short Dissertation
Individual Project
Instrumental or Vocal Recital
Concerto/Song Cycle/Extended work
Applied Performance Studies
Editing and Archival Studies
Computer Music Practice
Computer Music Contexts
Case Studies in Applied Psychology of Music

Visit the MMus Critical and Experimental Composition page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Herbert Thompson Scholarship - Single Award

For full details of the scheme please visit our scholarships website:http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000

Eligibility

The Herbert Thompson Scholarship is open to Home/EU and International applicants who have been offered a place as a full-time student on one of the taught MMus or taught MA programmes in the School of Music.Scholarships are available from September 2014 and must be taken up on that date.The awards are available to suitably qualified candidates wishing to undertake full-time mastership study (one-year full-time taught MMus or taught MA). These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent.

Application Procedure

For details of the application process please visit our scholarships website:

http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx

Further Information

http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx


(Scholarship)

Julian Rushton Scholarship - Single Award

For details please visit: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000

Eligibility

The Julian Rushton Scholarship is open to Home/EU and International applicants who have been offered a place as a full-time student on one of the taught MMus or taught MA programmes in the School of Music.Scholarships are available from September 2014 and must be taken up on that date.The awards are available to suitably qualified candidates wishing to undertake full-time mastership study (one-year full-time taught MMus or taught MA). These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent.

Application Procedure

For details please visit:

http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx

Further Information

http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx



Entry Requirements

Normally a degree in music or a related subject (first or upper second class), or equivalent. International students for whom English is a second language also require IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components (or equivalent). We will consider other relevant professional (or similar) experience in lieu of formal musical qualifications where a good level of musical understanding and/or some practical experience can be demonstrated at the point of application.

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