MUS-30041 - Composition 2 - ISP
Coordinator: Kelcey Rm Swain
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Students must have taken and passed at least one of MUS-10034, MUT-10003, MUS-20042, MUT-20001, MUT-20002, MUT-20009

Barred Combinations

MUS-30040 Composition 1 (Single Module)

Description for 2020/21

This module gives guidance and provides supervision to enable the creation of a substantial portfolio of compositions by addressing general topics relating to instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic forces and specific compositional interests of individual composers. Students will explore techniques and ideas relating to their own musical language, means of creating and developing musical material and organising their own ideas with respect to considerations of musical form and structure.

To enable students to produce an independent piece of original creative work in consultation with the module tutor;
To develop skills in the handling of extended musical forms and further explore the structural functions of fundamental musical parameters;
To enable students to realise their own compositional ideas;
To enable students to realise creative strengths in the field of musical composition in preparation for further studies in advanced musical composition at graduate and postgraduate levels.

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply compositional skills that emphasise advanced creative solutions to given artistic challenges
: 1
create ideas and concepts relating to, or combining with, other art forms and media: 1
devise large scale projects underlined by a clear unifying artistic element: 1

Study hours

10 hours of contact time, to include seminars, workshops, group work and individual supervisions
70 hours of preparation for formative assignments
70 hours of preparation for seminars, group work, workshops and individual supervisions
150 hours of preparation for the summative assessment

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
Portfolio of original compositions
Submission of a portfolio of compositions consisting of at least four contrasting (in terms of forces employed) works. At least two works to be recorded under the direction of the composer and the recording submitted as part of the folio. The total duration of the compositions contained in the portfolio; around 20 - 25 minutes.