This programme is delivered entirely on-line allowing you to continue with your existing commitments. The flexibility of this course means that consideration will be given to your personal circumstances and the modular nature will enable you to choose materials which match your area of interest.
You will have a designated tutor with whom you will have regular one-to-one tuition with focusing on your creative projects. This will be through either the exchange of music files and emails over the internet or by face-to-face tuition with web conferencing. Supporting study modules will be delivered through a combination of recorded video files downloaded or streamed on demand, text or interactive use of conferencing and forums. For many students, using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be a new experience and an induction module is designed to familiarise students by exploring its main features.
The course comprises five compulsory core modules and three option modules chosen from a list of seven. All modules offer the opportunity to pursue individual musical interests.
Five Compulsory Principal Study Modules:
- Creative Portfolio 1
- Research Project
- Creative Portfolio 2
- Performance Module
Three Option Modules from:
- Sound and Image
- Music in the Mixed Environment
- Desktop Publishing and Promotion
- Community / Outreach Project
- Aesthetics of Recording
- Programming Computer Music Systems
- Performance Practice
Typical minimum entry requirements include an upper second class degree in music combined with experience of working within the music industry.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who graduated within a different field but who are active musicians alongside their current employment.
Applicants need to have significant experience working creatively with music technology resources and be fully comfortable and proficient with computers and the internet.
For students whom English is not a first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in the written component), TOEFL 550 (213 computer or 79-80 IBT).