30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides an opportunity for students to study the major influences on, and inspirations behind, their own compositional practice. Students on the module shall choose either an individual composer, group of composers, or compositional school, and undertake an independent study that explores their approach, compositional language, technique, and/or aesthetic concerns. Students shall choose a topic, in consultation with a supervisor, involving either analysis, criticism or reflection on an aspect of compositional practice, and use a range of written texts, testimonies, scores, recordings, performances and other relevant bibliographic sources, to address such a topic. Assessment involves the submission of an essay proposal, or plan, which is subsequently followed by a full scholarly essay submission.

Restrictions on availability: None

Staff Contact: MOORE ADRIAN J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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