MMus Critical and Experimental Composition(Part-Time)
(Award available for year: Master of Music)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:• demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the nature of and processes involved in a musical composition; exhibit coherent and detailed knowledge of the discipline, which is at the forefront of, or informed by, contemporary musical and aesthetic thought;• demonstrate an ability to deploy established compositional techniques in original ways, with appropriate critical and aesthetic reflection;demonstrate a practical understanding of how established techniques are used to create new work in a variety of media, and both small- and large-scale forms and structures;• adapt a range of presentational skills appropriate to their own compositional practice;• demonstrate an understanding of the composer-performer relationship in terms of practicality;• manage long-term musical thought in original patterns and form-building;• to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working, through the evaluation of own and others’ ideas, and to develop professional relationships with others;
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;• evaluating their own achievement and that of others;• self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;• critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:• evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;• evaluating and criticising received opinion;• make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.