Creative Practice: Composition

The Creative Practice: Composition specialisation explores the skills required to create music in today's world.

Subject overview

The School of Music’s vibrant Composition programme offers a unique and holistic overview of the skills required to create music in today's world, by including the study of both instrumental and vocal composition, and sonic arts (studio-based composition and music technology). Technique in writing for solo instrument, ensemble, voice, choir and orchestra is studied, along with modules such as composing for film and video gaming, composition for acoustic instruments with live electronics, and multi-speaker acousmatic works.

We understand that decisions about where to study music are often based on the profile and reputation of academics. See our composition team.

You are invited to contact individual teachers directly with any queries you may have.

Where can the Creative Practice: Composition specialisation take you?

Besides working as composers or arrangers, graduates will contribute to society as writers or teachers. Many will be working in parallel industries, such as sound engineering, video game creation or virtual reality projects.

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