|Faculty:||School of Fine & Performing Arts
|Description:||The BA (Hons) Music degree is a contemporary, industry-focused course led by practising professionals in popular music, audio production, musical theatre, and composition. Pathways within the degree enable students to tailor their learning to their own interests and career aspirations. This course connects practice with theory, tradition with innovation, and personal creativity with collaborative projects. As well as working with other musicians, students have the opportunity to work with dancers, actors, filmmakers, animators, and designers. The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and experienced researchers with expertise that encompasses numerous professions, disciplines and mediums, such as musical theatre, composition, performance, orchestration, musical direction, and editing.
On one pathway, the emphasis will be on composition, orchestration, arrangement, editing, and musical directing, working for a range of ensembles, instruments, and media and using specialist software and facilities. The other pathway provides students with the opportunity to create and perform their own work, both as a singer-songwriter and on stage as an actor musician. The quality and industry relevance of this course has been accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support organization (JAMES).