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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
If you are applying for this course from outside the UK/EU, click apply now.
Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
This course is designed to build on HND or Foundation Degree qualifications in music. It combines degree-level theoretical studies with further training in musical performance, musicology, creative sound and participatory practice. The result is a mix of academic rigour and practical skills that makes our Music course a stimulating journey of discovery, reflection and achievement.
Offering a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and performances, Sunderland Culture brings big-name artists from the worlds of contemporary visual arts, glass, ceramics and performance to the city, alongside showcasing the best and most exciting local talent. There is a huge range of opportunities for students to visit the venues, take part in events and get involved in the programme. Learn more about Sunderland Culture.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning methods encourage you to engage with theory and practice. Feedback on performance and projects is supported by lectures, seminars and workshop discussions. Assessment methods include public performances, presentations, essays and critical evaluations.
If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.
Analytical study of music and meaning.
Instrumental and/or vocal performance underpinned by reflection and contextualisation.
Audio creation using music and sound technologies underpinned by reflection and contextualisation.
Independent research project.
Exploration of musical multimedia through creative composition underpinned by relevant theory and contextualisation.
Independent practical project underpinned by relevant research.
Participatory project delivered in a community or educational setting.
Please note, modules are subject to review. Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The typical entry requirement is successful completion of one of the following:
We will consider applications from applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but who do have relevant experience.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual, full-time fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This course prepares you for roles in music-related areas of the creative industries, participatory arts and arts management as well as for entrepreneurship in the creative sector. You could also undertake further training to become a music teacher.
The ‘Live Project’ module allows you to build up experience that attracts potential employers. It could consist of touring new work, collaborating with youth organisations or working with professional musicians.
The University has strong links with arts organisations throughout the North East. These links are valuable in ensuring the relevance of our courses and in opening up opportunities for projects and placements.
The University of Sunderland is committed to ensuring that every student has an impressive range of opportunities to enhance their CV and gain valuable experience through:
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