The MA Songwriting and Production course is delivered in the context of a dynamic contemporary music and cultural scene in Wales. Building on the expertise and reputation we have developed in the subject of Popular Music here at the University, this innovative Songwriting and Production degree will enable you to make connections and collaborations within the world of both professional songwriting, and the wider music culture. Designed for those interested in lyrics, music and studio production, you’ll learn a range of creative techniques, as well as the history of popular song and the world of music publishing. For your final project, you will create an original portfolio of work to be showcased at the state-of-the art ATRiuM Building, situated in Cardiff – the vibrant capital city of Wales, a thriving international hub for music and the creative industries.
Modules include: •Songwriting 1: Skills and Strategies •Digital Music Production •History, Analysis, Repertoire and Theory •Research Paradigms •Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship •Research and Practice in the Creative and Cultural Industries •Songwriting 2: Creative Co-writing •Recording •Performance: Practice and Presentation •Major Project Portfolio OR Research Project (Learning Through Employment)
Learning Through Employment is a University of South Wales framework that offers students who are already in employment the opportunity to gain credits towards a postgraduate qualification. The programme is structured so that the majority of learning takes place through active and reflective engagement with your work activities, underpinned by the appropriate academic knowledge and skills. All postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries offer students the opportunity to undertake a 60 credit Learning Through Employment Research Project as an alternative to a traditional final dissertation, major project or production. The focus of the project is an individual, organisational problem solving, knowledge-based approach. As such, it has been is designed for practising professionals to provide them with the tools to succeed in the workplace. This truly flexible approach means that projects can be based on an agreed area of work, benefitting students and employers, and because the majority of the project is carried out in the workplace, it can potentially be undertaken anywhere in the world.
An Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in music or other related arts subjects. Applications are also welcomed from those with other equivalent qualifications, or those with significant prior practical/professional experience. Entry is by way of an interview.
Fees and funding
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