On this course you’ll embrace diversity and celebrate original ideas. You’ll explore and enhance your creative voice, developing a range of practical skills and building an industry-facing portfolio and network of contacts to help you to launch your career. You’ll develop skills in songwriting, performance, music production, visual media, live events and community music practice.
You’ll be able to work with musicians, artists and music producers across our music degrees, and take part in our annual European Capital City Showcase in cities like Barcelona, Amsterdam and Prague. You’ll benefit from links with BBC Introducing (hosted on campus each year), EMI, and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood and 2000trees music festivals.
In lectures and workshops, you’ll hear from professional content creators and taste-makers who tour, record, design and produce music and media projects. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.
In Year 1 you’ll explore composition, performance and creative music production. With a market-focused approach you’ll write and record songs, develop audio-visual content and play gigs as part of a vibrant community of musicians. You’ll also examine music’s place in cultural, economic and political contexts.
In Year 2 performance continues with regular live events on and off campus. You’ll explore the potential of web and broadcast technologies as a live performance platform, as well as music for moving image. You’ll also develop expertise in business relevant to your musical area. This includes licensing and royalties, label management, live event management, marketing and global music opportunities. You’ll be able to choose from a range of optional modules to match your interests and career goals.
In your final year you’ll demonstrate your creative, commercial and academic expertise, creating a product and live performance in your final year – as well as undertaking a placement and dissertation.