Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWintec
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Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
This degree is for those who want to find their own musical voice and actively engage and learn in a flexible and authentic environment.
Students will have 24-hour access to recording studios and practice/rehearsal spaces, including fully equipped production edit suites. Students will have the opportunity to undertake collaborative real-world projects with students from other disciplines, and with industry. The degree has pathways in Performance, Audio Production, Composition and Theatre.
Our Theatre endorsement is for creatives who want to pursue a variety of theatre pathways from arena musicals to intimate plays, dance shows to cabaret. You will learn fundamental skills relating to:
Our Audio Production endorsement is for creatives who want to learn how to capture and shape sound in innovative ways. You will learn fundamental skills relating to:
Our Composition endorsement is for creatives who wish to craft the elements of music. You will learn fundamental skills relating to:
While music can be created as a standalone art form, it is more commonly experienced alongside video/film, theatre, games and other emergent technologies. You will develop control of the technology needed to craft the elements of music for a range of musical genres.
Our Performance endorsement is for creatives who wish to perform original music in a live and studio setting. You will learn fundamental skills relating to:
What you'll learn
In the first year of the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts, you will take three core modules:
To complement these modules, you'll add two electives of your choice so you can broaden your creative toolkit—these electives include introductory papers on Songwriting, Sound Fundamentals, Storytelling, Moving Image, Design, Photography, and more.
These courses will give you a secure grounding in the technical, theoretical, and professional skills of your discipline, while also exposing you to broader ideas about the arts and the cultural world around you.
A relevant level 4 qualification; or equivalent
In addition, for admission into the BMusPA Composition and Audio Production endorsements, candidates will:
i. Have gained grade three music theory, or sit a music theory test as determined by the School, and
ii. submit a portfolio of work as specified below, and
iii. If shortlisted, may be required to participate in an interview and/or audition
For admission into the BMusPA Performance endorsement, candidates will:
i. Have gained grade 6 Practical Trinity College London, Royal School of Music London, Rock School London, or
ii. Attend an audition to demonstrate equivalent skills and abilities in instrumental performance.
In addition, for admission into the BMusPA theatre endorsement, candidates will:
i. submit a portfolio of work, and
ii. If shortlisted, may be required to participate in an interview and/or audition
English Language Requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or