University of West London

Course Introduction

This course is aimed equally at composers of electronic music in the traditional sense and contemporary artists who may combine the role of composer with producer, engineer, musician and DJ. It assumes a prior level of competence in composition and/or music sequencing and production.

The course encompasses a broad range of electronic music, from popular electronic dance music styles to art forms such as electroacoustic music.

Composition studies include 1'to'1 tutorials in an area of electronic music to be negotiated between student and lecturer. Students also examine the history and important concepts in electronic music, the creation of sound installations and live performances and options that can include the theory and practice of sequencing, sound synthesis, sampling, production techniques and the use of Max/MSP.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus
2 years
Part Time Day
Master of Music - MMus

Qualifications required:

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or higher in music, music technology or a related subject; or substantial industry or prior experience in the field; portfolio; applicants are required to provide a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above including a minimum 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.