Edinburgh Napier University

BMus (Hons) Music

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
Description

Course introduction:
A performance-focused Classical programme that centres on one-to-one tuition in your principal study instrument, voice, or composition. Students on the classical BMus course benefit from hours per trimester of one-to-one tuition with one of our instrumental, voice or composition professors (equating to hours in total for the academic year). All students have hours of performance class or composition seminars. Piano, woodwind and voice students additionally have hours of specialist classes per year. We do not offer traditional (folk) instruments or electronic keyboards as principal study. Your skills as a performer or composer will be further enhanced through the study of courses in Music History, General Music Skills and aural work. In the second and third years, modules in Core Music Skills and Applied Music Skills...

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ

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· Requirements

Minimum year 1 SQA Higher ABCC including Music at A and English or other literary subject at Grade B.  Literary subjects accepted are Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies and Philosophy. Applicants must also pass ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Grade 5 Theory test. A Level BCD including Music at B and English or other literary subject at C. Literary subjects accepted are Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies and Philosophy. Applicants must also pass ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Grade 5 Theory...

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What you'll learn on the course

Voice
Teaching
Composition
Music History
Performance
Jazz
Art
Music
Skills and Training

Course programme

You’ll deepen your vision of music and develop your analytical and imaginative potential. You’ll elect a single principal study on which to focus, which can be instrumental, vocal or in composition. You'll continue to work on honing your proficiency to a professional standard through regular individual and group tuition with one of our instrumental, voice or composition specialist tutors. Your skills as a performer or composer will be further enhanced through the study of music history, general music skills and aural work. You’ll develop knowledge of notation, understand a range of compositional techniques and become conversant with many styles and genres. In the second and third years, modules in core and applied music skills will develop your abilities in a range of subjects that are key to professional development, such as conducting, keyboard skills, orchestration and composition. The practical application of orchestration and composition is emphasised through workshops with instrumentalists. You'll gain an insight into the world of the working musician through experienced teaching staff and master classes and workshops conducted by visiting performers. You'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines such as filmmakers, artists and writers. This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. What you'll study Year 1 Principal Study Western Art Music General Music Skills Music Cultures Music Technology Year 2 Principal Study Western Art Music Popular Music Culture Core Music Skills (strands in orchestration, composition and conducting) Jazz 1 – America The Business of Music Year 3 Compulsory: Western Art Music Principal Study Jazz 2 – Europe Instrumental / Vocal Teaching Ensemble Performance Music in a Globalised World Introduction to Music Therapy Applied Music Skills (strands in orchestration, composition, conducting and keyboard skills) The Business of Music Year 4 A major project, taking the form of either a Music Analysis portfolio, a Dissertation or a Public Recital Music and Aesthetics Dissertation Entrepreneurship in the Music Industries Music Analysis Principal Study Instrumental / Vocal Teaching Jazz 3 – Local Music Psychology Ensemble Performance Music Research Project Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

Our graduates go on to work in the fields of: performance composition community music music education (classroom and instrumental tuition) music therapy music management and because creative skills are transferable and valuable to a number of other industries, a wide range of careers, such as arts administration and management. Many of our graduates go on to further study in performance, composition, musicology, music therapy and teacher training. Students who wish to consider further practical study at postgraduate level may specialise in recital performance in 4th year.

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