Postgraduate study in Composition

What can you study in Composition at a postgraduate level?

At honours level, you will refine your compositional skills in instrumental or vocal composition, or sonic arts. Your understanding of the creative practice component of a musician’s life will be enriched by exploration of academic topics in a range of areas.

The Master of Music degree takes this approach to a higher level. Your research will culminate in the submission of a portfolio of creative practice work. You will be guided towards independent research and study capability by one or more supervisors.

Your practice-led research could investigate any of the following areas:

  • Advanced notational or sound-based technique
  • Contemporary vocal and instrumental techniques
  • Solo, voice, ensemble or orchestral works
  • Sonic art: Multi-channel acousmatic music, performance-based sonic art, visual music, interactive installations

Help and advice

For any study-related queries, contact the team at the Creative Arts and Student Centre.