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You are encouraged to explore current issues through research, analysis and debate and will be supported by tutorials. You are also encouraged to be resourceful in researching areas where there is little published material and interviews with practitioners and policymakers may be a primary resource. We recommend having a conversation with the programme convenor about how to proceed, and to determine time commitments. Through both analysis of contemporary and recent practice, and practical work in a range of areas, you will develop a critical approach to the discipline. This option is a self-directed practical module enabling you to engage in a research-informed investigation leading to a substantial practical piece.

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Arts, Music And Cultural Venues

The module will provide detailed study of selected manuscript and printed sources, with a guide to their notational systems, palaeographic features, their relation to other copies of the same repertory and their construction as documents . It will also teach methods of reading, investigating and dating documents, of locating them geographically, historically, and institutionally, and of transcribing them in accordance with the conventions of modern editorial methods. The module will necessitate visits to repositories of original sources (e.g. Sotheby’s, British Library, etc.). For historical musicologists this module – along with Sources and Resources – provides an essential foundation for their dissertation work. This module seeks to answer such questions through student performance seminars, analytical discussions of musical works, and lectures that draw on critical writings and recordings to illustrate various approaches to classical performance. Apply to study one of our courses and take the next step towards your future career.

  • The module will necessitate visits to repositories of original sources (e.g. Sotheby’s, British Library, etc.).
  • Our tutors are knowledgeable, experienced in their fields and are also active practitioners.
  • Music computer software will be integrated within sessions to enable you to see and hear the musical information presented.
  • You will initially engage with the fundamentals of notation and the various elements of music to develop your musical vocabulary.

This is a practical module that will focus on deconstruction, analysis and application of music theory with more specific focus on musical structure. Workshop sessions will enable you to apply theory, experiment with ideas, and to create improvisations and/or compositions. You will develop your practical technique and your ability to express musical ideas in practice. In the second part through undertaking a placement with an appropriate arts organisation students will be able to observe, account for and analyse contemporary management practice. Placements will take into account the particular specialised interests of students. Students will prepare a placement report that concentrates on evaluating the appropriateness of management policies and practice in relation to the organisation’s stated mission.

Ma Music Contemporary Music Studies

Music computer software will be integrated within sessions to enable you to see and hear the musical information presented. This module takes the form of a weekly performance workshop within which you will receive formative feedback from a specialist tutor, as well as from others on your course. Sessions address aspects of analysis, and different approaches to arranging for the live ensemble. Opportunities to collaborate with other creatives in a dynamic arts school environment. Whether it be high-end digital or retro analogue, you will be able to produce and create a diverse range of professional sound recordings.

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Its aim is to say things so clearly that we can tell when we are talking nonsense, and it does this by analysing ideas systematically in relation to the writings of important figures in the field (see the bibliography on learn.gold). The first concentrates on orchestration and contemporary developments in instrumental techniques, and the second considers the nature of material in relation to the articulation of formal structures. It is advisable that you have studied a degree in Music, and covered some music theory prior to studying these modules. This module considers the ethical and operational issues involved with fundraising, taking you through both fundraising processes and the development of strategy, from research, approach and delivery to monitoring and evaluation.

When you’re ready to apply, read our guidance to help you with your university application. Accomplished young musicians will find that Arts Award develops leadership skills and encourages wider exploration of the world of live and recorded music, music training and a wide range of careers. This option is a largely independent academic research module resulting in the production of a large scale written piece. You will be supported by an academic supervisor through tutorial sessions throughout the year.

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