Music BA Honours

Middlesex University
En London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.250 - (10.713 )
+ IVA

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017
Descripción

Our degree, taught by dedicated tutors and supported by outstanding facilities, provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to thrive in the music industry and beyond.



Why study BA Honours Music at Middlesex University?

You want to be a qualified, confident musician, able to hold your head high in the global, professional world of music making. You want to build experience as an informed performer, composer, music producer, music director or all of these, working in a specific field. Middlesex University is among the top six universities in the UK for graduate salaries.



You want to be as comfortable and adept in the recording studio, as conducting or performing with orchestral players from manuscript. You want to meet professionals and learn from them. You want to share their contacts and continuously refine your musical skills to...

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Successful candidates will be invited to audition and will be offered the opportunity to view the School and meet staff and students. NB: Overseas candidates will be asked to submit a video submission for their audition.

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Sep-2017
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

IT
Theatre
Music Technology
Composition
Performance
Jazz
Sound
Music Industry
University
Project
Technology
Industry
Media
Music
Musical
Dance
Skills and Training
Production
Harmony
Rhythm
Musicianship
stylistic
notation
Popular
Music Entrepreneurship
Music Journalism

Temario

Music technology, studio music production, sound art, live computer sound transformation and its languages (from experts). Concepts in music history and contemporary music studies. What music is, how it is made. Harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation, orchestration and musicianship. Pastiche composition to learn to write and perform music convincingly from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century musical periods. Music journalism. Music analysis (to learn the means and meaning of music).

Original music composition, music performance, instrumental lessons, extra keyboard lessons, singing (to familiarise you with new repertoires and to help you with score reading). Concerts. Music for Dance and Theatre (yes, working with undergraduate dancers and theatre directors). Community arts and music education (to learn how to share your skills with younger people and communities). Music for media (including film, game music and animated cartoons). There is a third year option called the 'Independent Project', in which you can propose a topic of your own and have the guidance of an allocated supervising tutor.

Year 1
Concepts in Music History
This module helps to ensure that you have a broad knowledge of the fascinating Western music repertoires from 1300 to 2000. It includes a focus on popular music 1920 2000.

Harmony and Musicianship
This module strengthens your knowledge of and facility with the construction and notation of tonal and 12 note harmony (the 'chemistry' of pitch) and counterpoint (the craft of combining melodies effectively). Musicianship skills are also developed to enable you to write down what you hear (in real life or from your imagination). 'Skeleton scores' are used to help you to discern musical lines from complex textures and so develop an 'X ray ear'. The module is supported by short keyboard lessons for non pianists. Scores are analysed to begin to see the different ways in which voices and instruments can work together to make music.

Music Technology and Production
With practical work to test understanding, and run by experts, this module introduces you to the world of electronic music production. Aspects of how technology is used to make, change, develop and enhance sound through production and performance. The aim is to enable you to engage with most available music technologies so that you can feel comfortable with synthesis, sequencing, microphones, recording, acoustics, psychoacoustics, compression, mixing, equalization and reverberation and editing, in the studio.

Performance and Composition Projects
Through practical work, this module helps you to understand the complex relationship between original composition (in any style) and performance. There are lectures in instrumentation (learning about the families of instruments: woodwind, brass, percussion, other instruments and strings), orchestration, score presentation, form in music. Techniques for composing and directing different kinds of musical material are shared. Newly composed and pre existing materials are engaged with in collaborative surgeries. The module is backed up with instrumental lessons and/or composition tutorials.

Year 2
Musical Styles and Techniques
Music can be dated according to its style, but what exactly is it about a music's style that ascribes it to particular periods and places? Skilled composers and performers today need to be very familiar with conveying musical styles convincingly, and able to jump confidently from one manner to another. A composer may need to write music persuasively for a media production set in 1764. A performer may need to adopt late Romantic performance styles for a computer game set in the 1930s. On this optional module you can work at composing and performing music in different styles, with guidance into understanding and using the techniques which were used at the time.

Music and Culture
The relationship between music and culture can be obvious, but seemingly intangible when objectivised. This module shares with you, a range of theoretical frameworks including cultural studies and gender theory, (i) to free your understanding of the ways in which these domains have been constructed and (ii) to help you develop skills to analyse such forms.

MUS2058 Music Journalism
The world of media today serves to guide audience perceptions. How does an artist work with the press? Run by an expert practitioner, this new, optional module shows you how to improve your interviewing skills; how to approach reviews, features, biographies, the web and how to produce promotional materials – this with a view to becoming a full time music journalist, or to use these skills as part of a portfolio career. The fascinating history of music journalism is also covered.

Collaborative Performance and Composition 1
Building on module MUS1060, you begin to put into further practice what you learned in year 1. You will decide whether you are principally a composer, principally a performer or both, and be guided in the production of a substantial portfolio of composition and/or a recital of older and new music, to high standards and with recordings. Ensemble performance, rehearsal and direction is covered together with an optional introduction to conducting.

Interactive Technology and Sound Art
If you would like to pursue an interest in music technology introduced in year 1, then this optional module gives you free rein to do so. This module takes electronic and computer music further, with practical investigations into the technical and aesthetic interrelationships between electronics and acoustic (mechanical) musical instruments. Through creative projects, you will respond to current issues and technical challenges in this rapidly changing field.

Analysing Music and Media
There are three (subjective) ways to understand music: as the composer/performer, as the audience or as the music 'itself' actually seems to be. You will be introduced to analytical techniques for 'dissecting' music, to bring new insights into its structure and functioning. These include Schenkerian, PC set, semiotic, structuralist and post structuralist approaches. In this optional module, music is covered both in its own terms and in combination with other media.

Year 3
Music for Dance and Theatre
Middlesex is a special place to study music in that while being a discrete subject, Music has close ties with dance and theatre Arts within the Performing Arts department. This gives you an advantage on this optional module, of developing your own, guided, collaborative composition and performance projects in dance choreography, theatre, operatic work or music theatre. You'll be guided by critical and contextual studies to share relevant theory and repertoire. Projects result in filmed work which can potentially be used as future, demonstration material to help to secure future work.

Independent Project
If there is a topic you would like to study which has not been included in your programme or if you would like to pursue a subject which you have already engaged with in greater depth, then you can propose an 'independent' project in this optional module and will be allocated a tutor best placed to support you. Past independent projects have included conducting a show in London, organizing a small music festival and developing online distribution strategies for music.

Collaborative Performance and Composition 2
Do you want to be an imitator or a pioneer? This optional module is the final stage in the strand of performance and composition modules from Year 1. While first year develops theoretical skills and second year helps to develop practice, Year 3 focuses on guiding you into developing your own, individual voice as a performer and/or composer. You will work at solo and chamber ensemble pieces. There are opportunities for orchestral performance. Performers work towards a major recital (which can be public). Composers develop a portfolio of scores, with recordings which they have directed. There is no limit on the style in which you can perform or compose, though you will be challenged to demonstrate that you can engage professionally with the best of the last half century of music making.

Music for Film, Animation and Television
Notated scores are optional in this discretionary module which covers the history, aesthetics and developing practice of music for screen. This enables you to produce directly from the studio, or to use recordings of acoustic ('real') instruments (for which scores are needed). There are speed crewing sessions with animation and TV production students. From an experienced tutor, you'll be taught how to synchronize music to picture, to 1/25th of a second accuracy, and the effects of this on your audience! Student work is often presented at preview cinemas in central London, which can attract attention. Middlesex has its own industry standard television production studio.

Contemporary Music Studies
Many extraordinary things happened to music in the West during the second half of the 20th and early 21st centuries. This module presents specialist studies of extraordinary, groundbreaking works, genres, repertoires, composer thinkers and their related, musicological theories. Modernism, post modernism, neo modernism are all covered.

Community Arts and Music Education
In university, you have a duty to be aware of your surrounding community and to take the initiative to improve it in positive ways. This new, optional module enables you to affect constructively the musical development of a community or individual. Facilitation techniques are explored to help you to develop sophisticated, creative, interpersonal skills. The module is designed to help to set you up to start working professionally in the sector or to undertake further study e.g. via PGCE or a community music Master's degree.


Extra curricular opportunities
There are two choirs: a main department Choir which can be joined by audition and puts on two concerts per year; and a Singer's Ensemble comprising all first study vocalists. Students may also opt to join a number of ensembles which vary each year. Such groups include a guitar ensemble, Baroque string ensemble, popular music groups, a chamber ensemble and a big band. It is possible for students to join small, specialist jazz ensembles.

The music department profits from its ensembles in residence: currently the Allegri String Quartet and the Marmara Piano Trio, who perform and comment constructively on students' compositions.

Regular masterclasses compliment formal studies, giving you a wide range of viewpoints and experiences from industry professionals. Past masterclasses have included visits from established music industry specialists, concert pianists and music agency staff who can share their wealth of knowledge and experience.

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£11,500 per year
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