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Composition Music Technology

Course Description

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire provides tuition in Composition and Music Technology. Our Summer School Programmes in Composition and Music Technology are designed to help you develop a diverse range of technical skills and develop a broad understanding of musical and artistic aesthetics necessary to formulate and express a distinct musical voice.

What will you study?


Students on our Composition Summer School will learn from professional Composers and work in close collaboration with high-level conservatoire performers and music technology students throughout the summer school. Composers will take classes in instrumentation, orchestration, music technology and creative professional development. During the summer school, composers will receive individual feedback on their compositions and will have the chance to develop original compositional works, some of which will be performed by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians and recorded in the conservatoire’s stage of the art recording studios.

Music Technology:

Students on our Music Technology Summer School will have the chance to work with state of the art, industry standard music technology facilities in our brand new £57 million Digital Conservatoire. Our music technology facilities are some of the best in the United Kingdom. Our tutors will provide you with expert guidance and help you develop your technical understanding in areas such as studio recording, live recording, editing, synthesis, sampling, programming, mixing, surround sound, and mastering. You will also have the chance to work with composers and performers to develop a music technology project during the summer school.

Additional Information

Academic status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing)
Faculty: Arts, Design and Media 

Dates: 23 July-10 August 2018 (three weeks)
Venue: City Centre Campus (Roayl Birmingham Conservatoire)
English language requirements: No formal qualification will be needed, although all classes will be taught in English.
Academic pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent  
Fee: TBC