|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
Prepare for a career as a professional musician with this industry-focused music degree. Based within our supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll develop your practice, pushing stylistic and technological boundaries while carving out your musical identity.
If you're stylistically eclectic and keen to experiment, this is the course for you. Whether you aspire to be a performer, composer, session musician, music educator, sound artist or to work in a mixture of these disciplines, we'll offer an insight into the modern music industries.
This BA(Hons) Music degree will provide you with a range of experiences and enable you to develop a unique musical identiy, a diverse set of musical and academic skills, strong critical awareness, and a good understanding of the contemporary musical world. By the end of the course, you’ll have a varied portfolio of work and a keen sense of enterprise. This will equip you well to identify, create and respond to the many musical opportunities that exist in the professional world.
You’ll study a range of ideas and techniques in lectures and seminars, collaborate with a variety of people, and find support in tutorials. Regular learning will also come through specialist instrumental lessons, or lessons in composition or studio production.
Industry insights and expertise will come from our regular guest speakers and artists, like composer Graham Fitkin, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, conductor Marta Gardolińska, producer and guitarist Dan Weller (SikTh), and Island Records’ Darcus Beese.
Previous third-year Practice in Context modules have included organising an international conference, working as a session musician, researching American folk music in New York, and working as a film composer in Sri Lanka. Local possibilities include placements in UK schools, orchestras and record labels.