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Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2022
Campus:
Wintec
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Course details

Summary

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.

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:

  • Acting techniques
  • Voice and movement
  • Directing and producing
  • Stage managing or designing sets, sound and lighting.

Audio Production

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:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Mixing
  • Sound Designing
  • Producing

Composition

Our Composition endorsement is for creatives who wish to craft the elements of music. You will learn fundamental skills relating to:

  • Songwriting
  • Music and multimedia
  • Notation and recording technology
  • Instrumental genres and styles including film/game music, classical music, and sound art

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.

Performance

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:

  • Vocal and instrumental technique
  • Performance stagecraft
  • Vocal, instrumental, and ensemble performance
  • Studio recording
  • Songwriting

What you'll learn

In the first year of the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts, you will take three core modules:

  • Music and Performing Arts Craft: Develop your specialised skills
  • Critical Methods: Understand the arts and the cultural world
  • Professional Practice: Learn the ways of industry

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.

Career/further opportunities

  • Theatre: Actor, Director, Stage and Production Manager, Musical Director
  • Performer: Solo, Band, Session Musician
  • Audio Engineer
  • Producer
  • Live Sound Technician
  • Songwriter
  • Composer/Arranger: Film, Game, Theatre, Studio
  • Teacher: Private, Itinerant, Secondary
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Journalist/Writer
  • Community Organisations

Entry criteria

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

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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