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Undergraduate subject


28 October 2023
Composition involves the songwriting, recording, and producing process in the modern music industry.




Composition is the creation of new music. Enjoy learning from a diverse range of musical styles, from contemporary music to pop and everything in between.

You could compose pieces for orchestras, create film or video game soundtracks, write lyrics, arrange electronic soundscape compositions, or produce your next EDM hit.


What will my study involve?

  • Study a broad range of courses with opportunities to engage with music technologies, notated composition, song writing, recording techniques, computer music, and collaborative projects.
  • Create your own music in genres and musical cultures of your choice.
  • Opportunity to take part in performances and collaborative projects.


Career opportunities

Composition studies will give you significant hands-on experience writing music for instruments, voice, computers, and working with performers and improvisors.

Career pathways could include:

  • sound design
  • film composition
  • song writing
  • recording.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Music.

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