Bath Spa University: Composition

InstitutionBath Spa University
Department School of Music and Performing Arts
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught


- Develop your unique compositional voice through working with experienced composers and creative practitioners.

- Hear your music played by professional musicians and fellow students.

- Professionalise your work and understand current contexts for new music.

Studying Composition at Bath Spa University will develop your skills as a composer and deepen your understanding of current new music contexts, both artistically and professionally. Through weekly seminars and tutorials, supported by workshops with musicians, you’ll work on your creative and technical skills, commenting critically on your own and others’ work.

You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other creative artists, such as choreographers, filmmakers, and theatre practitioners through joint projects and seminar discussion. These developments in your creative practice are supported by practical consideration of your professional and academic skills.

The MA and MRes Composition pathways offer a different emphasis. MRes Composition provides an opportunity to conduct an extended, focused composition project combining both creative work and academic research. MA Composition provides a space to explore a wider range of approaches and to experiment with new ideas.Composers on both pathways are taught together, and work with the wider Music and Performance community.

You’ll develop a broad range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills. We’ll help you develop a portfolio career built around your creative practice, drawing in other related areas of work such as teaching; editing; performing; and work in other areas of the creative industries.


Masters in Research (MRes)

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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