University of West London

Course Introduction

This is an industry-focused electronic music course, and it assumes you have a level of competence in composition or music sequencing and production. You will study a broad range of electronic music, from popular electronic dance music styles to art forms such as electroacoustic music. Your composition studies will include one-to-one tutorials in a specialised area of electronic music. You will also examine: the history and concepts of electronic music; the creation of sound installations; live performances.

A number of options allow for further exploration in the theory and practice of sequencing, sound synthesis, sampling, production techniques and the use of Max/MSP. You will learn through a combination of lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorial discussions. Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures will involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The teaching hours for the course are concentrated into two days per week for full-time and one day for part-time students. For the rest of the week you will use the facilities to complete your assignments and develop your composing skills, create music with other LCM students and engage in self-directed study. There are weekly seminars in the first semester followed by one-to-one supervision for your dissertation.

On completing the course you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to gain an enhanced route into the industry or pursue further studies.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £13,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,900 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,900 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £6,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need an honours degree (2:1 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject; advanced musical knowledge (although knowledge of notation and instrumental skills are not required); a portfolio of degree level or professional work; a written statement. This course also offer students a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).