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Music - Mixed Composition

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
20430 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
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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.

Overview

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.

Why study this course?

  • Long standing history – the Department of Music is one of the most distinguished in the UK with a history stretching back to 1905 when Edward Elgar was appointed the University’s first Professor of Music.
  • Fantastic resources available – we have a wide range of resources and facilities to support your learning and ensure you receive the maximum benefit from studying this programme. You have access to outstanding facilities in the state-of-the-art Bramall Music Building, including five electroacoustic studios, an isolation room for recording, a dedicated control room which can record sound from around the building, and an 18-seat computer cluster. The Dome room is home to the 32 channel Mini-BEAST system, regularly used for listening sessions, rehearsals, and concerts. The Elgar Concert Hall – which has extremely flexible acoustics and technologically advanced AV systems – is arguably the best and most adaptable space of its kind in any University in the UK.
  • Cutting-edge activities – the internationally recognised BEAST system (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre; arguably the best system of its type in the world) regularly presents student works in concerts with up to 100 loudspeakers in Birmingham and abroad (e.g. Berlin, Copenhagen, Basel). Our postgraduate laptop ensemble, the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research (BEER) provides opportunities to explore advanced aspects of live electroacoustic performance such as controller integration, network music, and live coding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20430 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £4,905 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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