BMus (Hons) Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
London, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 61,247

Entry Requirements

  • A-level: ABB 
  • BTEC: DDM
  • IB: 33 points including 3 HL subjects
Additional requirements:
  • If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.
  • You should also be able to demonstrate a music or arts background, as shown for example by an arts foundation degree.
  • You can study for this degree as part of the University of London International Programme.
  • If you are already studying for the BSc in Creative Computing on the University of London International Programme, you may transfer into the second or third year of this degree.
English Requirements
Non-native speakers of English need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English Language competence to enrol on our programmes. 
  • IELTS - 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)

Curriculum

Level 4

  • Approaches to Contemporary Music
  • Composition
  • Creative Music Technology 
  • Western Art Music: Contexts, Structures and Repertory
  • Performance Techniques and Repertoire

Level 5

Term 1

  • Aesthetics, Meaning and Culture (15 credits)
  • Classical Versus Common Music: London’s Celebrity Culture (1700-1800)
  • Music and Identity
  • Musicians, Commerce and Commodification
  • Russian Music in Context: Glinka to Stravinsky
  • Music in Film (co-requisite for Media Composition)

Term 2

  • Mapping 20th-Century Music
  • Music of Africa and Asia
  • Romanticism and its Legacy

Both terms

  • Performance: Styles and Contexts (30 credits)

Term 1

  • Sonic Arts Techniques (co-requisite for Sonic Art Practice)
  • Techniques in Jazz and Popular Music (co-requisite for Arranging Jazz)
  • Techniques of Contemporary Composition (co-requisite for Composition: Creative Strategies)

Term 2

  • Composition: Creative Strategies (co-requisite: Techniques of Contemporary Composition)
  • Sonic Arts Practice (co-requisite: Sonic Art Techniques)
  • Media Composition (co-requisite: Music in Film)
  • Arranging in Jazz and Popular Music (co-requisite: Techniques Jazz)

Level 5 Modules:

  • Aesthetics, Meaning and Culture
  • Classical Versus Common Music: London's Celebrity Culture
  • Music and Identity
  • Musicians, Commerce and Commodification
  • Russian Music in Context: Glinka to Stravinsky
  • Music in Film
  • Mapping 20th-Century Music
  • Music of Africa and Asia
  • Romanticism and its Legacy
  • Performance: Styles and Contexts
  • Sonic Art Techniques
  • Techniques in Jazz and Popular Music
  • Techniques of Contemporary Composition
  • Composition: Creative Strategies
  • Sonic Art Practice
  • Media Composition
  • Arranging in Jazz and Popular Music

Level 6
One or two from List C (all 30 credits):

Terms 1 and 2

  • Research Essay
  • Advanced Performance
  • Creative Research Project
  • Composition Portfolio  

The remainder from List D (all 15 credits unless otherwise states):

Terms 1 and 2

  • Composition portfolio (30 credits)

Term 1 

  • Minimalism and Postminimalism
  • Phonography (pre-requisite: Level 2 Sonic Art Techniques)
  • Advanced Topics in Music History
  • Performing South-East Asian Music
  • Creative Orchestration and Arrangement (pre-requisite: Level 2 Arranging in Jazz and Popular Music)
  • Music Teaching Skills
  • Audiovisual Composition
  • Outsider Sound: Fringe Aesthetics in Popular Music
  • Music/Modernities 

Term 2

  • Soviet Music and Beyond
  • Live Electronics (pre-requisite: Level 2 Sonic Art Techniques)
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Structure and Understanding
  • Psychological Approaches to Music
  • Music Workshop Skills

Level 6 Modules:

  • Advanced Performance
  • Research Essay
  • Creative Research Project
  • Composition portfolio
  • Minimalism and Postminimalism
  • Phonography
  • Advanced Topics in Music History
  • Performing South-East Asian Music
  • Creative Orchestration and Arrangement
  • Music Teaching Skills
  • Audiovisual Composition
  • Outsider Sound: Fringe Aesthetics in Popular Music
  • Music/Modernities
  • Soviet Music and Beyond
  • Live Electronics
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Structure and Understanding
  • Psychological Approaches to Music

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