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  • Objectives
    This highly practical programme includes the study, analysis and performance of different musical styles. The course offers students the opportunity to develop their compositional skills to a high standard, develop improvising techniques and emphasises the importance of music technology as a compositional tool, particularly in terms of music for media.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: 80 points
  • Academic Title
    FdA Music
  • Course description
    FdA Music


    Year 1

        * Core skills - Classical and jazz theory, education workshops and theatre reviews
        * Music Design - modal music to classicism, origins of jazz
        * Performance - stylistic performance techniques, improvisation, directing, solo, ensemble
        * Theoretical & Contextual Studies -  Stylistic history, harmony and social contexts
        * Professional Studies - IT Law & Copyright / production theory / music industry
        * Music Technology -  music publishing software, sequencing and recording tools
        * Music & Media - composing music for TV, film, animation and other various media including theatre and dance
        * Project (Portfolio) and Analysis - composition portfolio

    Year 2

        * Music Design - 19th Century styles, commissioned writing, jazz post 1940s, stylistic interpretation
        * Theoretical & Contextual studies - stylistic history, harmony and social contexts
        * Professional Studies - Internet, arts councils and funding, contract law, management, publicity and marketing
        * Final Project - large-scale commissioned composition or performance
        * Project Commentary and analysis

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