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What will I learn?

Overview

Unlike many composition courses at this level, the course actively celebrates the diversity of today's musical genres, and fosters artists who challenge, innovate and transform notions of artistic practice today. You'll spend most of your time writing music for professional and student ensembles, whether you choose to respond to our set briefs or work on your own projects.

You'll be encouraged to express yourself in multiple musical and artistic genres.

By studying composition within a thriving conservatoire setting, you'll have excellent opportunities to collaborate with performers and to have your works performed.

What's covered in the course?

  • Regular individual tuition in composition from internationally recognised composers.
  • A chance to develop a distinctive compositional voice within the context of a broadly based course, enhancing your employability.
  • The opportunity to participate in a wide variety of creative projects, including interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Regular forums, seminars and masterclasses with distinguished visiting composers and performers.
  • Opportunities to have works performed/workshopped by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and other leading professional ensembles and musicians.

Which department am I in?

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,100.00 (US$ 26,115) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire,

200 Jennens Road,

Birmingham,

B4 7XR, England

Entry requirements

For international students

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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