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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Electronic and Computer Music (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-MU/ECM-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Ewan Stefani Contact address:e.j.stefani@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Candidates should normally possess a good first degree (equivalent to 2:1 or above) in any subject, but applications from candidates with a background in music, or subjects such as technology, mathematics, science, art, design, or computing are encouraged. Candidates will demonstrate understanding of relevant terminology and theoretical concepts through the application itself and an interview. Alternative qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a first degree.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Music

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Music

Programme specification:

The programme will provide students with the opportunity to study music at an advanced level and focus their practice-based or musicological studies upon areas of electronic and computer music. The School of Music's staff have international research profiles in related fields of electroacoustic music composition, applied music technology, computer music performance, musicology of electronic music, and musical applications of computer science. The programme is greatly advantaged by the exceptional music and cultural life in the City of Leeds and its environs, which includes a thriving experimental music scene and various festivals of new music within easy travelling distance. The University also has a rich music life and the School runs its own concert series throughout the academic year, including performances of electronic and computer music. Teaching is supported by excellent facilities including a concert hall, rehearsal spaces, recording studios, an electronic music studio with surround sound, and a computer cluster with specialist software for sound synthesis, computer music composition, audio editing, signal processing and audiovisual interaction. The School of Music also houses an extensive collection of microphones and sound recording equipment, a significant collection of analogue and digital synthesizers, and a large sound diffusion system for multi-channel spatialisation.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 90 credits per year of study comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules. You must study 180 credits in total across both years of study.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following module:

MUSS5632MElectronic & Computer Music Practice30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study both of the following modules, at least one of which must be taken in year 1:

MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5634MElectronic and Computer Music Case Studies30 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study 30 credits from the following optional modules in either year 1 or 2.

MUSS5130MIssues in Musicology30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS5134MIndividual Project30 creditsSemester 1, Semesters 1 & 2, Semester 2
MUSS5135MApplied Research Methodologies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5833MThe Recording Industry Now30 credits1 Sept to 28 Feb
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may (after consultation with their Programme Leader) take up to 30 credits of Discovery modules across years 1 and 2. These will normally be either level 3 or M-level; students must pass a minimum of 135 credits at M-level in order to be awarded a Masters qualification.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 90 credits per year of study comprised from a mix of optional modules in Year 2. You must study 180 credits in total across both years of study.

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to choose one of the following modules:

MUSS5162MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
MUSS5661MElectronic & Computer Music Portfolio60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Candidates are required to take 30 credits from the following modules unless they were both taken in year 1:

MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5634MElectronic and Computer Music Case Studies30 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study up to 30 credits from the following optional modules to bring their profile up to 180 credits over years 1 and 2:

MUSS5130MIssues in Musicology30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS5134MIndividual Project30 creditsSemester 1, Semesters 1 & 2, Semester 2
MUSS5135MApplied Research Methodologies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5833MThe Recording Industry Now30 credits1 Sept to 28 Feb
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may (after consultation with their Programme Leader) take up to 30 credits of Discovery modules if they have not already done so in year 1. These will normally be either level 3 or M-level; students must pass a minimum of 135 credits at M-level in order to be awarded a Masters qualification.

Last updated: 13/09/2019

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