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Course summary

This flexible, practice-based programme is for those musicians who wish to develop or refresh their professional practice for work in the creative industries, teaching, community-based education, and/or further study including PhD. You will be introduced to recent developments in your specialist field, and develop essential technical, research and communication skills. You will choose one of three pathways (Performance, Composition and Creative Audio, or Music and Communities), and will benefit from two specialism modules (Practice and Seminar) which place contextual, aesthetic, and theoretical study alongside the development of your practice. Additional opportunities to enhance your chosen pathway include undertaking research and project work both inside or outside of the University, and/or gaining specialist knowledge of the music industry via an understanding of legal, technological, and societal developments. You will complete a final project in a topic related to your chosen specialism which may be a dissertation, a practical piece of outreach work, a portfolio of compositions, or a final recital.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the University's minimum entrance requirements and, in addition, a) hold a second-class honours degree or better in music or another relevant discipline from a recognised institution, or b) an equivalent qualification or c) be able to provide other evidence of ability and experience appropriate to the course. International applicants whose first language is not English must attain either of the following English competency standards: A written proposal outlining the intended area of individual study (i.e. the Specialism and, ideally, an idea of what the third-semester project might involve) should support the application; all applicants will be interviewed and/or auditioned. The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications. The onus is on the applicant to evidence that they have relevant experience equating to degree study at the honours level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Creative Musicianship at Ulster University - UCAS