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The award
MA

How long you will study
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Domestic course fees
GBP 8500

How you will study
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Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 22150

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About Composition at University of Sheffield

This course focuses upon composition of contemporary music and offers two distinct pathways. You can choose to specialise in instrumental composition, in which you will explore a broad range of compositional approaches and techniques with a strong emphasis on inquiry-led practice. This will include collaboration with professional performers and peers, resulting in numerous live premieres of work, and/or the scope for interacting across disciplines.

You may also have the opportunity to make mixed-media work, and collaborate with artists working with other media (visual, design, text). Alternatively, you may specialise in electronic/electroacoustic composition, in which you can explore creative applications of analogue/digital technologies, studio-based composition techniques, real-time audio processing techniques, aesthetics of sonic art, historical developments in electronic music, temporal/spatial-audio and post-digital aesthetics, amongst others.

At the start of the course, you will be offered intensive training in the knowledge and methods of your chosen field; this is followed by opportunities for independent research and exploration. By the end of the course you will have developed and refined your own compositional voice and will be able to situate creative work within a broader contextual framework.

The MA also includes composition for film and film sound recording, recognising training needs for those wishing to enter the creative industries as composers, sound designers and game contributors.

You'll need to provide a portfolio with your application.

We are an All-Steinway School.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will study find outHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8500International course feesGBP 22150

Notes about fees for this course

2022 fees not yet available, fees displayed are 2021 fees for guidance only

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Sheffield to find course entry requirements.

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