3-year full-time; 4.5 -6 year part-time
About the course
NSS results show Music at Brunel as the 2nd best university in the country for overall satisfaction in Music.
This programme is aimed at students who wish to study musical composition to an advanced level. It provides a grounding in the main compositional techniques of the 20th and 21st centuries, and helps you to use this understanding in your original work. There are regular opportunities to hear your work played, you will be free to pursue options in performance, sonic art, and musicology in addition to your compulsory composition modules.
Brunel’s Department of Arts and Humanities has a strong tradition of practical music-making and there are a number of ensembles that you can participate in, including the New Music Ensemble, Jazzbridge, Brunel Vox and New Noise. The Brunel Arts holds regular lunchtime and evening concerts featuring visiting performers, music students and staff.
Music at Brunel also has a number of artists and ensembles in association: currently these are Apartment House, Piano Circus, and Leafcutter John.
The skills and experience gained during this course will be useful to anyone wishing to become a composer, whether of concert music or for broadcast, theatre or education.