Music

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.97 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 20.5 k / Year(s)  
35 place StudyQA ranking:9004 Duration:12 months

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Specialise in either Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology by selecting from a wide range of modules inside and outside the department. Ideal as a foundation for further research or composition at doctoral level or to build on existing skills.

KEY BENEFITS * Intensively taught programme covering a wide range of specialised topics.
* Provides a foundation for further research focusing on current approaches and advanced techniques.
* Musicology and Ethnomusicology students choose from historical, sociocultural and theoretical modules taught by distinguished staff (including two fellows of the British Academy).
* Composition students benefit from one-to-one lessons and participation in composition seminars and have the opportunity to hear their works performed by resident ensemble Lontano.
* Option to take modules in other Arts and Humanities departments at King's, or at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
* Located in the heart of London's music scene, with two major opera companies (Royal Opera Covent Garden and English National Opera) and two major arts centres (South Bank Centrelocation of the Royal Festival Halland Barbican) within short walking distance.

PURPOSEFor students intending to go on to research or composition at doctoral level, or wishing to build upon their existing skills. To provide training beyond undergraduate level in current techniques of music research and composition. To nurture leaders in musicology, ethnomusicology and composition.

DESCRIPTIONYou may specialise in Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology (please note, we do not offer Performance). Composers work closely with their teachers throughout, while musicologists benefit from seminars with leaders in the field. We encourage you to select modules according to your particular interests. A third may be from other Arts and Humanities departments.
Specialist modules cover current approaches to scholarly writing on music as well as advanced techniques of research and composition. You will submit an individually supervised special study (a dissertation or portfolio of compositions) at the end of the programme.

STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content N/A

Indicative non-core content * Issues in Historiography and Criticism (20 credits)
* Ethnomusicology and Social Theory (20 credits)
* Medieval Music from the Sources (20 credits)
* Music and Empire (20 credits)
* 21st Century Bach (20 credits)
* Readings in the New Eighteenth Century (20 credits)
* Late Beethoven (20 credits)
* Music in Nineteenth Century London (20 credits)
* Issues in Biography and Criticism (20 credits)
* Benjamin Britten: Issues and Approaches (20 credits)
* Performance, Gesture and Meaning (20 credits)
* Post-Tonal Music and Composition Studies (20 credits)
* Introduction to Free Composition Studies (40 credits)
* Composing for Large Ensemble or Orchestra (40 credits)
* Special Study in Historical Musicology or Composition (60 credits).



FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Modules worth 120 credits, plus a special study (dissertation or portfolio) worth 60 credits.

First or high 2:1 undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in Music or a related discipline. USA: Minimum 3.3 GPA overall, with higher result expected in Music. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience seriously considered.Additional requirements according to chosen pathway, Musicology or Composition (please note, we do not offer Performance): please read carefully the instructions for your Personal Statement and Supporting Information on the next page. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)
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