London College of Music

Composition

Undergraduate courses

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BMus (Hons) Composition (also available with Foundation Year)

Composition at the London College of Music draws on expertise and inspiration from a wide range of cultural influences. It acknowledges the challenges of the avant-garde and, by contrast, the commercial demands of writing for films, games or advertising. It's a three year course in which you can specialise in score-based composition - while also taking modules with Performance and Music Technology students.

BMus (Hons) Composition and Recording

This is a specialist course designed to equip you with the creative, intellectual and technical resources you will need in the demanding world of composition and recording. It is geared towards professionally-minded individuals who recognise the need for the best academic and vocational training.

BA (Hons) Music Technology with Composition 

A course to prepare you for success in the music business. You will gain a thorough understanding and wider knowledge of contemporary audio recording systems using our cutting-edge technical facilities - and support your learning and skills development through studying music composition.

The course covers practical and theoretical approaches, and aims to integrate them, providing you with a rounded educational experience - vital to success in a demanding industry.

BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Recording (also available with Foundation Year)

This exciting course is a response to the needs of the current music industry. It is aimed at the musician who wants to develop his or her own performance and writing skills, to have the technical knowledge to record music and the industry know-how to launch a career.

Performance is a central feature of this course. You will be able to choose between studying popular music, jazz, or classical music. Recording aspects of the course involve music technology modules based around capturing, sequencing and producing music, giving you the ability to create music skilfully, both on a computer and in a recording studio.

BMus (Hons) Film Composition 

Composition is at the heart of this degree. You will be required to write according to specific briefs involving carefully chosen film clips. Your studies are supported by a complete training in orchestration and arranging, and stimulating, creative exercises designed to enhance your command at every stage of the creative process. The study of music history will enhance your awareness of any style and period, and provide you with the essential skills of reacting to, and emphasising with, the ideas and needs of film directors and producers.

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Postgraduate courses

We offer composition postgraduate courses here at LCM:

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What our students say

Markus JunnikkalaThe Music Technology with Music Composition course greatly accelerated my progress in learning industry-relevant skills and mindsets.

The learning environment always supported development and the lecturers understood my needs and concerns. I made both personal and professional connections that will last me a lifetime.

The course turned everything around for me. It helped me clarify to myself what I truly wanted to do and where I want to go with my life professionally. Markus Junnikkala