BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production

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Degree

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Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

WJ39

112 UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Full time, 3 years
  • On campus
FullTime SN2032
SN2032
Degree with foundation year

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

W378

64 UCAS POINTS

UCAS points will be updated soon

September 2024

  • Full time, 4 years
  • On campus
FullTime SN2065
SN2065

Fees and Funding

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September 2024

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Fee

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Home
Full time, 3 years
£9,250
Per year
International
Full time, 3 years
£14,820
Per year

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Group Work 1

    In this module you will collaborate with students from other disciplines in creative projects that model professional practice.

    You will apply disciplinary skills associated with your particular programme pathway, through creative collaboration. You will also develop understanding of the context of your work. You will carry out roles within your collaboration that reflect professional practice.

    Collaboration activities assessed in this module will develop a final creative output, which might include a public performance, production, composition or installation for example, presented and assessed within the overall project.

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    Sound and Music Skills 1

    In this module you will establish, develop and evaluate specialised disciplinary skills associated with your particular disciplinary pathway:

    • BA Music Performance and Production
    • BA Music Technology and Production
    • BA Sound and Music for Media
    • BA Sound and Music for Games
    • BA Sound and Music for Theatre

    Each pathway will develop core skills separately, with opportunities to apply these in collaborative projects, working together with students from other pathways. Projects will provide a context for collaboration and result in the performance and production of work to internal audiences, with opportunities for public presentation towards the end of the year.

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    Group Work 2

    In this module you will collaborate with students from other disciplines in creative projects that model professional practice.

    You will develop and apply specialised disciplinary skills associated with your particular programme pathway, and further develop skills in creative collaboration with other disciplines, project management and production. You will also develop understanding and insight into the context of your work. You will carry out and evaluate roles within your collaboration that reflect professional practice.

    Collaboration activities assessed in this module will develop a final creative output, which might include a public performance, production, composition or installation for example, presented and assessed within the overall project.

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    Public Project

    In this module you will apply skills in professional creative activities developed in Skills and Collaboration modules, to a final creative project outcome. This may take the form of a public presentation, performance, installation, creative production, staged or site-specific performance, or event, for example. This will be defined within the overall project brief, which will also identify how learning outcomes in this module will be evidenced.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module aims to prepare graduate-level students for successful employment, entrepreneurship, and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution. Students will develop their emotional, social, physical, cultural, and cognitive intelligences through taught and workshop activities and cultivate self-reflection, self-awareness, and the ability to receive and give constructive feedback.

    The program includes a performance and production events microbusiness where students will apply their skills in a real-world setting, mentored and supervised by higher year students. They will learn cognitive, cultural, and social intelligences required in the workplace, such as problem-solving, active listening, research, synthesis, analysis, emotional resilience, and ethical decision-making.

    Finally, students will apply their skills to a final creative project outcome, such as a public presentation, performance, installation, or event, which will be defined in the project brief. The brief will also identify how learning outcomes will be evidenced, demonstrating students' skills and competencies to potential employers or clients.

  • Core Modules
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    Music Performance and Production Technique 1

    • Music skills
      • "Music theory (rudiments of music, not cultural theory of music)
      • Guided listening of original and cover versions to help students understand music theory by paying attention to the differences in pitch/rhythm/structure/timbre/texture
      • Arrangement for solo performance and solo performance
      • Keyboard skills
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    Collaboration 1

    AUDIO music production / The creative session musician

    • MPP collaborate with MTP students in a session musician set-up. Creative, as in participating in the writing of parts, melodies, and lyrics. Creating a public facing EPK (Reverbnation, etc)
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    Public Project 1

    Public Life Performance 1

    • Group performance, where students must play a given song in its original format and in a new genre they are creating. Creating a public facing website/portfolio!
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    Collaboration 2

    Improvisation & collaboration

    • Everything else other modules don’t cover (20th-21st century Western Art Music, Music from Non-Western Tradition, Free Improvisation, Electronic Experimental Music)
    • Collaboration techniques (Graphic Score, Instruction piece, Modal Improvisation, free improvisation)
    • Performance Skills (creating textures such as drones, pulses, synchronising, and un-synchronising with others etc)
    • Understanding instruments and gear (everyone has a go with guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums to understand how instruments work, how to wind cables)
    • Use of found objects 
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    Multidisciplinary Collaboration 1

    Composing for media

    • Sound creation (synthesis) and composing music for media, such as adverts, games, stings. Programme music, and empathetic music.
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    Public Project 2

    Composition and performance - solo

    • Using advanced musical concepts and techniques to create an original composition for solo performance.
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    Multidisciplinary Collaboration 2

    Composition and performance - group

    • Composition, improvisation, multidisciplinary performance, non-conventional techniques. Using advanced musical concepts and techniques to collaboratively create two original compositions for a group performance.
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    Public Project 3

    UEL events company

    • Students take a role in the UEL events company (Identity Events Management) and help with running and organising of LIVE events, and are creating their own events.
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    Final Project: Research and Development

    Research and Development

    In this module, you will establish a design portfolio of research and development materials in collaboration with others culminating in a proposal for an interdisciplinary practice-based project, which you will design and lead, and a related written research topic.

    You will establish relevant collaborations with others appropriate to your proposed project (e.g. creative collaborations across disciplines, creative and technical collaboration, production support, marketing strategy and implementation, project management). These relationships will model professional practice and may be internal and/or external to the University environment.

    Key features

    • Research and propose a substantial creative and collaborative interdisciplinary project
    • Conduct research into a chosen topic related to creative practice
    • Produce a review of literature and other relevant research sources
    • Present research and development materials reflecting academic and professional industry stands
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    Final Project: Implementation and Impact

    Implementation and Impact

    In this module you will implement and deliver an interdisciplinary practice-based collaborative project, which you will design and lead, accompanied by a written research report on your chosen research topic.

    Having established working relationships with others in the design, research, and development of your project, you will continue to collaborate in the implementation phase, innovating and leveraging ways of working across and within disciplines toward transdisciplinary practice and presentation in the public and professional domain.

    You will deliver your project within the parameters defined in your proposal and through leadership and management of the project's implementation, making appropriate adjustments and modifications to facilitate its progress. You will present the project outcomes and measure its impact following models of professional and academic practice evaluated in your research proposal.

     

    Key Features

    • Design, produce, and lead a substantial creative interdisciplinary project
    • Conduct research into a chosen topic related to creative practice and produce a report
    • Present creative interdisciplinary projects innovatively in the digital domain
    • Present research outcomes reflecting academic and professional industry stands
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    Music Performance and Production: Advanced practice and enterprise

    • Live electronic music - group

    Collaboratively creating two live pieces for a group performance, with each member exploring some form of live electronics (not just software, but also possibly standalone synthesisers, effect pedals, etc).

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford

University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER