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Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media)

The University of Manchester

12 months
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20000 GBP/year
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About

This Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media) course offered at The University of Manchester provides an in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge compositional techniques, methodologies and associated aesthetics in creative work that intersects with technology and other artistic or scientific forms.

Overview

It serves as excellent preparation for a career as a composer working with technology and audio-media, and provides all the training necessary for embarking on and envisioning novel strands for a PhD in electroacoustic composition, including those informed by other scientific and arts form.

All teaching, research and compositional work is carried out in the NOVARS Research Centre for Electroacoustic Composition, Performance and Sound Art, with its state-of-the-art electroacoustic studios.

Aims

We aim to:

  • build on undergraduate studies, developing skills in electroacoustic composition to master's level;
  • increase knowledge and a systematic understanding of electroacoustic music;
  • foster the particular creative talents of each individual student;
  • provide all the training necessary for embarking on a PhD in electroacoustic composition;
  • prepare you for a career as a composer and in the wider music industry where critical judgement and developed powers of communication are needed

Career opportunities

Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media) course offered at The University of Manchester graduates have pursued successful careers in musical and non-musical fields. Some continue to further study via a PhD before securing an academic position. Some go on to teach in schools or further education, both in the UK and overseas.

Other areas of work for which advanced compositional training has been directly relevant include recording studios, entrepreneurships, the creative industries, music publishing, music journalism and performance.

Careers outside of music have included computer programming, theatre, accountancy, law, social work and human resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition Project
  • Portfolio of Compositions
  • Fixed Media and Interactive Musis
  • Contemporary Music Studies
  • Historical or Contemporary Performance
  • Aesthetics and Analysis of Organised Sound
  • Interactive Tools and Engines
  • Ethno/Musicology in Action: Fieldwork and Ethnography
  • Advanced Orchestration

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
  • We do not require work experience as a condition of entry. Any work experience relevant to the programme may, however, be taken into consideration when we review your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

MusM (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,000

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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