BA (Hons) Music (Performance or Production) (Top Up)
When and Where
- 30 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 (360 hours, 30 weeks)
- Days and times
- 2 days a week, 12 hours per week
- Morley College London
- Full fee
- £6150 Student loan information
- Concession fee
- Concession Fee discount not applicable
- Senior fee
- Senior Fee discount not applicable
- A team of specialist tutors will contribute to this course
- Course code
This exciting new BA (Hons) degree course is a one year programme designed to enable those with an HND, Foundation Degree or DipHE qualification to convert to a full degree in either Music Performance or Production. The course will incorporate a range of units including thought-provoking exploration into musical philosophy and research, expansion of your creative ideas in sound art or technological performance and advanced technical work in your chosen discipline. You will gain experience in collaborative work with college projects such as the new Morley Radio station, Morley College's TERM Records or with external partners. Most importantly you will determine the nature of your major research and creative projects, allowing you to shape your course and the direction of your future career whilst mentored by a team of expert tutors. You will also benefit from the rich and vibrant music culture that Morley College has, stemming from over 110 years of music education that began with Holst, through the opportunity to play in our ensembles, make use of our fantastic facilities and broaden your horizons with short courses, production visits and industry seminars.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Refine your use of technical skills and aesthetic judgement in performance or production practice
- Meet industry expectations through the development of practical and digital skills on industry standard equipment
- Strengthen the processes of conception, adaption, elaboration and presentation in your work
- Effectively identify, plan for and pursue a career in the music industry
- Develop transferable skills of self-criticism, entrepreneurship, organisation and collaboration
- Use advanced critical thinking skills to develop your contextual knowledge and cultural understanding
A variety of learning and teaching methods will be employed in the delivery of the programme. The nature of this course requires there to be a slant towards specialist one-to-one teaching and supervision, especially where dissertation or extended personal project work is involved; this facilitates personal development and self-directed learning. Creative elements will be taught through small group practical instruction in our specialist facilities and then developed through group performance or technical activities and workshops. Cultural theory will be taught through lecture, discussion and seminar to encourage discussion and extend understanding. Your learning will be enhanced by our online virtual learning environment, to support you both in class and at home. Master classes, visits and workshops by visiting industry professionals will underpin the advanced skills and knowledge gained in other sessions.
Units studied will include:
Collaborative Project and Advanced Technical Practice
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Students will normally be expected to hold at least one of the following (or equivalent) UK or international qualifications of the value of 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5:
• BTEC Higher National Diploma
• fDA (Foundation Degree)
These qualifications should be in a subject related to Music or Music Production but may encompass for example Media / Broadcast / Musical Theatre where appropriate.
Morley College will use a number of methods to assess an applicant’s suitability for their course of choice as laid out in the HE admissions policy document. Primarily applicants are selected on the basis of:
• Commitment to and understanding of the subject area
• Quality of portfolio evidence / performance
• Extra-curricular activities, including work experience, voluntary work and college productions
• Relevance of the course in relation to the candidate’s stated interests and career aspirations
• The referee’s assessment of the candidate’s potential
Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above. Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully.
Applicants may be invited into the college to discuss their work and experience in more detail. This may include checking evidence of prior learning through portfolio review, audition and personal interview.
Where an applicant’s first language is not English, proof of competence in English will be required. For undergraduate programmes, this will normally take the form of an approved English language test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference.