Our courses are designed to give you everything you need for a successful career in music.
Please note that information about the Research Composition programmes (MPhil and PhD) can be found here.
Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition
The four-year BMus Programme is designed to prepare you for the professional world and equip you with the skills you will need to work in a broad range of musical genres and disciplines.
Undergraduate Gap Year
This course is for you if you are about to complete your secondary school (High School) studies and either wish to spend a year at the Academy before taking up a full-time undergraduate programme of study at another institution, or if you would like to receive Academy training but do not require a full programme of study that leads to a degree.
Master of Music (Composition)
The Master of Music in Composition follows the same programme as the MA but with the addition of a Master’s project. Most composition students select this two-year MMus option in order to take advantage of the extra classes and project support. This is also the usual option for those considering doctoral study in the longer term.
Master of Arts (Composition)
The Master of Arts follows the same programme as the MMus, but without the addition of a Masters project. Most composition students select the two-year MMus option in order to take advantage of the extra classes and project support.
Professional Diploma (Composition)
The ProfDip is normally taken after a Masters. It is specialist and intensive Diploma at Level 7 within the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (post-Masters).
Master of Music (Composition: Intensive)
Composition students normally study on a two-year Master of Music (MMus) programme but, in exceptional circumstances, can take it in one year.