BA (HONS) MUSIC (PERFORMANCE OR PRODUCTION) (TOP UP)
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:
- Creative Project
- Cultural Theory
- Experimental Sound
- Collaborative Project
- 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.
We offer an innovative and creative program, which responds swiftly to the changing social distancing government guidelines. We anticipate that the Autumn term will run according to our 'Online Plus' model, which will mean that 20% of learning will take place in-centre with social distancing and 80% will be online and we hope to bring the remainder of the course into the building as soon as we can.
Courses have continued to run successfully through lock down, as our experienced team of tutors and IT staff have worked together to enable students to continue their learning, developing skills and creating industry connections, critical thinking, time management and working as part of a team.
Students can choose to submit written assignments as video recorded blogs if they wish. This is a full time course and students should expect to spend at least two days per week on independent study.