Birmingham City University

Vocal Performance - MMus

Birmingham City University
In Birmingham

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Birmingham
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham
  • Duration:
    1 Year

What's covered in the course?

Regular individual specialist vocal tuition.
Regular vocal classes, including song classes, repertoire classes, and historical performance practice classes.
Bespoke language, stagecraft and dance classes.
Access to masterclasses with distinguished visiting guest artists.
Frequent chances to perform, including solo and ensemble
The chance to audition for our operas and musicals, which are fully staged productions in a professional venue, and frequently double-cast to allow the maximum number of students to benefit from the experience.
At PgDip and MMus levels, the flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development modules designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
Personal support as you make plans for your future career.
The flexibility to transfer from PgDip to MMus once you've begun your studies (but before completion of the PgDip course).
In PgCert, the ability to focus wholly on the principal study area.
An intensive one-year MMus route is available (for exceptional candidates only).

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Where and when



Birmingham (West Midlands)
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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

We also offer you guidance in making your choices by encouraging you to consider your plans for the future, and your priorities in terms of what you want to gain from your course. This will ensure that your module choices are made strategically in relation to your professional development and future employability.

· Who is it intended for?

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

· Requirements

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music.

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What you'll learn on the course

Music Technology
Music Management
Jazz Improvisation
Historical Performance
Teaching Matters
Historical Keyboard Performance

Course programme

Professional Development Options - List A
  • Teaching Matters: Principles and Practice 30 credits
  • Historical Performance Practice 30 credits
  • Issues in Contemporary Music Composition and Performance 30 credits
  • Music Technology Contexts 30 credits
  • Concepts in Jazz Improvisation 30 credits

Professional Development Options - List B
  • Instrumental/Vocal Teaching Placement 30 credits
  • Music, Community and Wellbeing 30 credits
  • Music Management 30 credits
  • Self-defined Professional Project 30 credits
  • Lecture-Recital 30 credits
  • Historical Keyboard Performance 30 credits
  • Performing and Producing in the Studio 30 credits
  • Interactive Music Technology Performance 30 credits
  • Writing Music for Media 30 credits
  • Orchestration 30 credits
  • Research Project 30 credits
  • Advanced Music Criticism 30 credits
  • Critical Editing 30 credits
  • Music and Ideas 30 credits
  • Issues in Jazz Studies 30 credits

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