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Music (R25)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Distance learning | 2021

Subject

Music

On our music degree, you'll learn how music is created, study a wide range of styles, and unlock your own creativity. This degree will broaden and deepen your understanding of musical practices, encompassing western art music, jazz, popular music, and non-western musics. You'll develop the technical skills to analyse music in different styles, and the critical skills to discuss music in relation to its cultural contexts. You'll also acquire critical and reflective skills to develop your own musical practice. Add to that some expert guidance in the use of technology to create and record music, and you’ll not just gain a degree but a passionate pursuit.

“Studying music could transform your life. Now, as an OU student, you can focus in depth on key aspects of music in an innovative, up-to-the-minute single-honours degree course.” John Rutter, Composer and Conductor

**Key features of the course**

- Study a wide range of musical repertoires and practices, informed by world-leading research.

- Create, analyse, perform and study the social contexts of music.

- Develop practical music making and performance skills at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

- Open to musicians working in any tradition and at any stage of their musical development.

- Relevant to a wide variety of musical and non-musical careers including teaching, arts administration, community music, and sound recording.

Modules

This degree has three stages.
You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to the arts and humanities followed by a choice of two modules.
At Stage 2, you’ll study two compulsory modules which will introduce you to the principles of music and using music technology.
Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll complete your degree with two compulsory modules exploring the impact of music in social contexts and the practice of music making.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£19,008
for the whole course
England
£19,008
for the whole course
EU
£19,008
for the whole course
International
£19,008
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,100
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£19,008
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,100
for the whole course
Wales
£10,240
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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What students say


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91%
high
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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