BA Music and...

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Bachelor's degree

In City of London

£ 9,250 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    City of london

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Introduction
This programme is a unique opportunity to study the musical traditions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas. Students are taught the basic principles of ethnomusicology and survey a variety of Asian and African musics. In years 2 and 3 they are encouraged to focus on the music of specific regions and to consider cross-regional themes. Performance is a central component of the degree. Students have the opportunity to develop expertise in a great variety of musical performance traditions.
SOAS has the only Music department in the UK devoted to the study of world music. We have a very active musical life, including concert series, student ensembles and a successful summer school in which students can become involved. Students are taught in the heart of London, home to many vibrant and diverse communities and to a breath-taking array of world music concerts, workshops and festivals. Our students actively participate in this rich and varied musical scene.
Graduates possess not only musical and cultural expertise, but also a portfolio of widely transferable skills sought by employers in professional and creative industries. The programme leads into careers and vocational pathways including arts management, festival administration and curating, music journalism, teaching, performing and composing, album production, and management and consultancy within the music industry in Europe, Asia and Africa.
This two-subject degree allows more scope for studying language or other non-musical aspects of particular cultures than the single subject BMus Music. See the ‘Combinations’ tab for the list of subjects that can be taken. Some two-subject programmes are completed in three years while others take four years and include a year abroad. The single-subject degree allows greater concentration on music, including Western music and Performance.
Convenors
Lucy Durán
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Jon Cullen

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02/02/2018
What I would highlight: The behaviour is not all acceptable and up to the standards. Learning is not that good and considerable.
What could be improved: It was great
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Global
  • Management
  • Basic
  • IT
  • Basic IT training
  • Basic IT
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Music
  • IT Management
  • Musical
  • Sound Recording
  • Soundscapes
  • Music and Culture
  • Sound
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Jewish music
  • Music Business
  • Extended Essay
  • IT
  • Sound Recording

Course programme

General Structure

First-year modules cover the basic principles of ethnomusicology and survey a variety of Asian and African musics. Students additionally receive aural training (e.g. in transcription) and follow lessons in one or more Asian or African performance traditions. The Department is linked with nearby King’s College, University of London. Qualified SOAS students may take 15 or 30 credits modules in Western music at King’s, and King’s students may take modules in ethnomusicology at SOAS, subject to approval from the appropriate tutors.

In Years 2 and 3, the student will usually focus on the music culture of a selected area or areas: Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Jewish music. They may also choose from the general and performance modules on offer.

Degree Detail

Please note that a 15 credits module corresponds to a 0.5 unit (taught over one term) and a 30 credits module corresponds to a full unit (taught over both terms).

  • Students are required to take modules to the value of 360 credits over the duration of their degree, 120 credits per year. A 30 credits module is taught over both terms, while a 15 credits module is taught over one term only.
  • Up to 60 credits (for a three-year degree) or 90 credits (for a four-year degree) may come from the list of "open option modules" (modules outside of this programme - e.g. language or non-music modules). However, open option modules may not be taken in year 1.
  • At least 150 credits of Music modules must be taken in total.
Year 1:


Two-subject students take Sounds and Cultures , Music and Culture, Introduction to Music Analysis, and Performance 1a OR Performance 1b.

Year 2:


Two-subject students take the compulsory 15 credits module Ethnomusicology Themes & Variations. They must also take one module chosen from the "Area Modules" list. Remaining modules can be selected from any of the modules groups listed below, with up to 30 credits from an open option module, or music modules at Kings College.


Year 3:


Two-subject students take the compulsory 15 credits module Urban Soundscapes. They must also take at least a 15 credits module chosen from the "Area Modules" list. Remaining modules can be selected from any of the modules groups, with up to 30 credits from open option modules, or music modules at Kings College.

Modules DetailsYear 1 Compulsory Modules
  • Introduction to Music Analysis
  • Music and Culture
  • Performance 1a
  • Performance 1b
  • Sounds and Cultures
Year 2 Compulsory Module
  • Ethnomusicology: Themes and Variations
Year 3 Compulsory Module
  • Urban Soundscapes
Area Modules
  • Classical singing in India: continuity and change
  • Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival
  • Mughal Arts: Sound, Text, and Image
  • Music and Religion in South East Asia
  • Music and travel on the Silk Road
  • Music, Religion and Society in South Asia
  • Music in Africa
  • Music, Religion and Society in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia
  • Pop and Politics in East Asia
  • Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (UG)
  • Raga: concept and practice (PG)
  • The World of Cuban Music
General Modules
  • Arts, Culture and Commodification: Themes in the Global Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Composition
  • Critical Readings in Arts and Cultures
  • Curating Global Arts
  • Gender and Music
  • Global Hip-Hop
  • Introduction to Sound Recording
  • Music, Shamanism and Healing
  • Presenting World Music On Radio
  • The Music Business
Project Modules
  • Extended Essay in Music 1
  • Extended Essay in Music 2
  • Independent Study Project in Music
Performance Modules
  • Performance 2
  • Performance 3
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BA Music and...

£ 9,250 + VAT