University of Edinburgh: Composition

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Study type Taught


Music at Edinburgh has a long history of excellence in composition. This programme aims to support you in the expansion of your musical horizons, your musical language and your relationship to currents in the wider compositional world. Many contemporary styles are supported through a range of skills-development courses that explore concepts of timbre, structure, digital audio, computer-based composition, instrumental composition, improvisation and studio craft.

This programme is delivered by a team of active composers, whose significant reputations as both artists and teachers in the world of composition will prove inspirational and invaluable. You will also have the chance to work with digital designers, sound designers, other musicians and a host of other disciplines taught at Edinburgh College of Art.

The programme is supported by The University of Edinburgh Ensemble in Residence, Plus Minus, who will workshop and perform student pieces.

Master of Music - MMus

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We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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