Brunel university london music

Brunel university london music

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Overview

About the course

Music at Brunel is ranked 5th in London for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016)

This programme is aimed at students who wish to study musical composition to an advanced level. It provides a grounding in the main compositional techniques of the 20th and 21st centuries, and helps you to use this understanding in your original work. There are regular opportunities to hear your work played, you will be free to pursue options in performance, sonic art, and musicology in addition to your compulsory composition modules.

Practical music-making

Brunel’s Department of Arts and Humanities has a strong tradition of practical music-making and there are a number of ensembles that you can participate in, including the New Music Ensemble, Jazzbridge, Brunel Vox and New Noise. The Brunel Arts holds regular lunchtime and evening concerts featuring visiting performers, music students and staff.

Music at Brunel also has a number of artists and ensembles in association: currently these are Apartment House, Piano Circus, and Leafcutter John.

Aims

The skills and experience gained during this course will be useful to anyone wishing to become a composer, whether of concert music or for broadcast, theatre or education.

Enquiries

Colin Riley
Department of Arts and Humanities
College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH

Tel +44 (0)1895 266582
Email music-admissions@brunel.ac.uk

Brunel university london music

Music BA

Overview

About the course

This programme is designed for students who wish to focus on the academic study of music, while retaining the freedom to pursue composition, performance, and music technology.

You will gain knowledge of the development of Western music by studying song, contrapuntal forms, sonata form, the symphony, opera, music-theatre, and film music.

This leads to a focussed and in-depth study of the music of the 20th and 21st centuries at Level 3. It introduces important methods of analysis, as well as ideas in aesthetics and the sociology of music.

Students will gain skills in writing about music and are free to take a wide range of practical modules in addition to the compulsory musicology strand.