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Composition Portfolio

When you'll study it
Non-Standard
CATS points
60
ECTS points
30
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Matthew Shlomowitz
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The Composition Portfolio is the principal component of the MMus in Composition and represents a year's concentrated work. You will work both individually and in tutorials throughout both semesters to develop and refine your compositional practice. You will be encouraged to increasingly focus on a specific compositional area, which may be defined by a combination of musical idiom, medium, aesthetic issues and technical concerns.

All the pieces submitted in Composition Portfolio are expected to be finished structures and as a whole is expected to demonstrate a range of compositional challenges. In applied compositional practices (film music, video games music, songwriting and musical theatre) these challenges should directly connect to industry realities and standards. Their production (whether in score or other format appropriate to the idiom) should be of professional quality.

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