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BA (Hons) Creative Music

This degree is awarded by Teesside University

Do you have a strong musical background? Are you eager to explore the different creative and technical applications for music within a wide variety of contexts?

The opportunities open to the creative musician are broader than ever. Sound recording, composition for media, multimedia and the broadcasting industry, these are just some of the dozens of different careers open to you.

This exciting programme equips you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to pursue a highly rewarding and vocational career. It covers both conventional music skills and related technology with an emphasis on creative applications including composition for a wide range of media from live performances through to computer-based arrangements.
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Duration of Course:

3 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 200 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4
Music Theory and Listening Skills
Song Writing and Composition 1
Sound Production
Live Sound
American Roots Music 1900-1960
Performance 1
Production 1
Electronic Music Composition

Level 5
In the Sixties: Music and Culture
Creative Production for Radio
Composition for Film and Television
Performance 2
Production 2
Music Theory and Listening Skills 2
Song Writing and Composition 2
Creative Sound and Music

Level 6
Preliminary Practical Study
Preliminary Written Study
Music Business and Digital Promotion
Final Written Study
Final Major Project

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods. Students will be assessed on the presentation of practical outcomes, performance, samples, recordings, written evaluation, workshop diaries etc. Assessment of the individual learning plan will also form part of the student's modes of assessment. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the creative and digital industries such as the recording and studio work; composition and events management; instrumental teaching and music education; artists and composers.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 5/11/2013