Bachelor of Music with Honours
The BMus programme offers a wealth of tuition and performance opportunities to help you to develop your skills as a well-rounded and inspired musician.
As a BMus (Hons) student, you will focus on the development of technical and creative expertise through individual and group tuition, and a range of classes and performance opportunities.
As the programme progresses you will develop specialisms, connections and a personal musical style to support your individual musical aspirations, interests and career plans.
In Years 1 and 2, you will:
- Receive a weekly one-to-one lesson with your Principal Study tutor
- Take part in small ensemble performance and rehearsal during coaching sessions
- Attend masterclasses with visiting internationally-known artists, performance classes, and ensemble training
- Attend lectures and seminars to develop core skills in music theory, music history, culture and performance, aural and improvisation training
- Receive tuition in essential skills such as recording and editing, conducting, musicians’ health, teaching skills, and websites, biographies and CVs
In both Years 3 and 4, you will:
- Continue with your weekly one-to-one Principal Study lesson
- Choose up to two specialist areas of study per year from a choice of research electives. You will also choose from a wide range of practical or performance electives
- Continue to undertake performance studies
In year 3, you will:
- Complete a placement, for example working with staff and College partners in the field of music and health, music in schools or arts administration, employment with the Hallé, or sound engineering and recording
- Have the option of being part of the organising committee for a student festival each year
In year 4, you will:
- Complete an independent creative project, designed by students and supervised throughout the year. Previous projects include: organising a charity concert or music competition, recording an EP, and undertaking a tour with a musical ensemble or as a soloist
- Receive lectures in entrepreneurial skills
Receive a wide range of performance opportunities:
- Instrumentalists and singers join a variety of College ensembles/opera cast(s) delivering performances throughout the year
- Composers have the opportunity to hear their compositions performed in full at public concerts each term
You will also have many opportunities to perform as part of your own ensemble(s) or as soloists in a wide range of concerts and productions.
Application Fact File
Duration: 4 years, full-time. 3-year intensive pathway for outstanding applicants.
UCAS Conservatoires Code: 300F
Applications for September 2020 entry: Open July 2019, via UCAS Conservatoires
Deadline for on-time applications: 1 October 2019
Full admissions and auditions is available on our how to apply section.
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