The module will also study issues raised by the musical notations employed by composers since c. 1950 and by improvisers in different fields who have rejected Western musical notation as a tool. The module provides opportunity for composers to experiment and engage with different types of notation in a practical setting. All levels of Arts Award involve a degree of participation, reflection and gathering evidence appropriate to the level. Evidence can be provided by children and young people in a wide range of formats including written evidence and/or illustrations; blogs; social media; audio and visual recording; as well as Makaton, signs and symbols. We offer free resources to support evidencing Arts Award, and centres can develop their own methods.
- Whichever you choose, we’ll challenge you to come up with imaginative solutions to creative briefs, and encourage you to explore the theory behind your practice.
- Some of our best-known original thinkers and innovators have developed their musical creativity in an inspiring environment that allowed them to think differently.
- This option is a self-directed practical module enabling you to engage in a research-informed investigation leading to a substantial practical piece.
- Practical workshop sessions will enable you to put theory into practice, collaborate in ensembles exploring a broad range of styles, and create music that stretches your technical and stylistic boundaries.
- For historical musicologists this module – along with Sources and Resources – provides an essential foundation for their dissertation work.
- Bookings are open for The Big Sing – an interactive musical experience with Ula Weber and Suzzi Vango.
Assessment through a placement report will concentrate on analysing and commenting on the ‘culture’ of management in the organisation framed by an understanding of theory organisational culture. Work placements while being tailored to student needs and that of the host organisations will be of roughly 3 months duration for 2-3 days a week. The second section of the module will provide an introduction to cultural policy models and cultural policies in other European countries, and the structures and priorities that govern arts support. It will look in particular at the situation in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland as well as the specific issues facing arts policymakers in Central and Eastern Europe. Reference will also be made to the role of the European Union in cultural policy development.
Ba Hons Creative Sound & Music
This module delivers the expertise to do both, and illuminates the processes, both historical and contemporary, through which scores are prepared. Students are trained to work with scholarly resources and all manner of music sources, from manuscripts to digitized autographs to early recordings. Skills are absorbed in lectures and workshops that explore different editorial methods, and the rationales and biases that undergird them.
Many students from this programme now have careers in major arts organisations worldwide or have progressed to MPhil/PhD degrees. Interning at Stagetext as Digital Research Intern also formed my worldview on the importance of accessibility in the arts and also gave me real experience working in an enterprising arts organization. By being in London, the epicentre of arts and culture, I managed to develop contacts with many influential figures in the world of arts, compared to when I was in Indonesia. Normally work placements relate to particular projects within an organisation therefore the most appropriate level of attendance can be negotiated with the organisation on a case-by-case basis with tutorial support.
Explore Our Music Course
You will learn through being involved in stimulating live briefs relevant to current 21st century music industry practices. With an emphasis on the production of original work, you will learn how to collaborate with your fellow students in performance, songwriting and production, whilst acquiring a detailed knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the contemporary music business. This module will introduce you to a model for producing a business/strategic plan for an arts organisation. This is the key document required by all arts organisations, particularly those within the subsidised sector and those wishing to join it. It is currently common practice to write a business plan that considers a three-year period, which is then rolled forward on an annual basis. It is a document that should have an external and internal purpose (i.e. be suitable to send to funders, businesses, banks etc), in addition to being a reference point for staff, and board members.
Staff + Students
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. You will deal with creative sector issues and case studies within this discipline, taking into account the cross-over with other areas. As well as studying producing companies, this also includes consideration of creative agencies. This module provides a gathering-point for discussion and examination of the many concepts that play a role in the ways in which we define, understand, evaluate and justify music.