The BA (Hons) Music course at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers and collaborators within a flexible curriculum that encompasses classical, rock, pop and non-Western music. This course connects practice with theory, tradition with innovation, and personal creativity with collaborative projects. As well as working with other musicians, students have the opportunity to work with dancers, actors, filmmakers, animators and designers. The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and experienced researchers with expertise that encompasses numerous professions, disciplines and mediums, such as musical theatre, composition, performance, orchestration, musical direction and editing.
Students on this course can choose to pursue a specific pathway. On one pathway, the emphasis will be on composition, orchestration, arrangement, editing and musical directing, working for a range of ensembles, instruments and media and using specialist software and facilities. The other pathway provides students with the opportunity to create and perform their own work, both as a singer-songwriter and on stage as an actor musician. Whichever pathway students choose, they will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ways with various different media and theatrical productions, working in recording studios, editing suites and performance venues, including the Lincoln Sound Theatre and the versatile stage of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Successful performance at an interview.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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