Performance, BMus

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:36 months
Local:$ 9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 13k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:1559

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Description

This programme is designed for performers on any instrument or voice, who have a special interest in recent and 20th century music. It will help you to develop sensitive and imaginative approaches to musical performance, and will help you to inform your performance with an awareness of the historical and social context in which the music was written.

It also helps you gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in music performance, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, contemporary music. Instrumental tuition is provided, and many options, such as music technology and composition, are available.

Aims

This programme helps you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in music performance, supported by a rounded 21st-century musicianship that incorporates music technology and critical approaches to music and its interpretation.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 13000 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU students: £9,000 full-time; £6,750 part-time ; £1,000 placement year Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

The degree course is modular. Modules are worth 20 or 40 credits and you must complete 120 credits for each year of your degree programme. All music students take the same modules in Year 1. In years 2 and 3 you will choose a performance module (classical/experimental or pop/jazz - in year 2 you can choose both). You will also have a wide range of optional modules to choose from; some of these topics can be taken at either Level 2 or Level 3. The final year project requires you to carry out in-depth research on any related topic of particular interest to you – many performance students choose to do a performance-based project.

Typical Modules

Level 1

  • Performance I (20)

  • Musicianship (20)

  • Materials of Music (20)

  • Musicology I: histories, forms and structures (20)

  • Sound Recording & Sonic Arts (20)

  • Composition I (20)

Level 2 Core

  • Performance II (Classical or Experimental) (20) and/or Performance II (Popular Music or Jazz) (20)

Level 2 Options

  • Musicology II: genres (20)

  • Composition II (20)

  • Sonic Arts II (40)

  • Conducting and Realisation (20)

  • Instrumentation and Orchestration (20)

  • Music and Perception (20)

  • Popular Music Studies (20)

  • Stylistic Improvisation (20)

  • Free Improvisation (20)

  • Jazz and Pop arranging (20)

  • Professional Development (20)

Level 3 Core

  • Performance III (Classical or Experimental) (40) or Performance III (Popular Music or Jazz) (40)

  • Special Project (40)

Level 3 Options

  • Musicology III: towards the new music (40)

  • Composition III (40)

  • Sonic Arts III (40)

  • Conducting and Realisation (20)

  • Instrumentation and Orchestration (20)

  • Music and Perception (20)

  • Popular Music Studies (20)

  • Stylistic Improvisation (20)

  • Free Improvisation (20)

  • Jazz and Pop arranging (20)

  • Professional Development (20)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92

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Requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB, including Music at grade B.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject.

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-level Music at grade B.

  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-levels grade BB including Music.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points in Higher Level 5 in Music.

  • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with Merits in all units. Applicants who are not taking A-level music or grade 7/8 music but are musically inclined may be asked to take a short test.

All candidates without A-level Music at grade B or equivalent or Grade 8 ABRSM, LCMM or Trinity College will be required to pass a brief entrance test, details of which will be provided upon application.

GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSE’s.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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