Pursue your creative endeavours as a songwriter - learning the ropes as a practitioner in the music industry through live gigs, recordings, broadcasts, and collaborations that span a range of contemporary genres. To thrive in today’s fast-moving music culture, you’ll need a wide range of musical and technical skills, and to be able to work confidently with others across a range of professional contexts. Your practical work will culminate in a large-scale project that will be a stepping stone into your chosen career. You'll study a range of technical skills to enable you to realise your best work. Core skills might include: project management, music theory and lyric analysis, fluency with key pieces of music software, research skills, social media skills, and festival programming. You'll receive robust training in the critical and contextual dimensions of the study of music, working with expert staff to explore, interrogate and challenge received wisdom about the value, status and significance of music in our society. BA Music (Songwriting) is a variant of the BA Music programme. This means that you will share the same modules as other BA Music students, although when there is optionality in each module, your assessments, and specialist cluster groups, will focus on Songwriting. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Core modules Creating Recorded Music Creating Live Music Live Music Techniques Applied Music Skills Music, Criticism and Culture Music and its Histories Year 2 Core modules Individual Creative Project Collaborative Creative Project Specialist Music Skills Music and its Objects Case Studies in Contemporary Practice Optional modules Professional Music Skills Music & Sound for Media Year 3 Core modules Major Project Working in Music Questioning Music The Future of the Arts Generating Insights into Music All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
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
Applicants should be at a minimum of Grade 7 standard in their instrumental or vocal studies. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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