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Programme structure: Composition of Music for Film and Television (MA) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Portfolio / Dissertation MUSIM0021 60 Mandatory
Media Composition MUSIM0025 20 Mandatory
Professional Techniques MUSIM0024 20 Mandatory
Film Scoring MUSIM0023 20 Mandatory
Critical Analysis of Media Music MUSIM0020 20 Mandatory
Plus two from the following options:
Advanced Technical Studies MUSIM0042 20 Optional
Introduction to Professional Composing MUSIM0002 20 Optional
Composing With Electronics MUSIM0027 20 Optional
Accompaniment in Practice MUSIM0041 20 Optional
Writing and Directing for Film and Television DRAMM0014 20 Optional
Studio Composition Live MUSI20057 20 Optional
Contemporary Compositional Ideas and Techniques MUSIM0006 40 Optional
Advanced Orchestration MUSIM0043 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
Screen Forms and Analysis DRAMM3007 20 Optional
Screen Style and Aesthetics DRAMM3015 20 Optional
MA Composition of Music for Film and Television   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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