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Popular Music


Course Description

This is a modular course leading to the award of MA in Popular Music. The course taught at our Kingsway Campus in Chester, and will be of interest to those concerned with the exploration of all aspects of performance, songwriting and composition or popular music studies.

Our course is designed to develop your creative skills and theoretical understanding to an advanced level, and has pathways in: performance; songwriting and composition; and music studies.

Initially, you will follow a core curriculum that seeks to contextualise your own practice and start an engagement with the general field of study.

Our course offers you the opportunity to shape your learning through a series of modules that will enable you to integrate scholarly work with your own practice as a musician, composer or musicologist. Our modules consider current theoretical and practical debates in the subject area, and will guide you through the kind of research methodologies required at Master's level. You will be given the opportunity to negotiate the most effective means of approaching your subject, with a view to producing an intensive study of your specialism.

Visit the Popular Music page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. Where applicants are not progressing directly from a degree, professional experience and expertise may be taken into account.Applicants will be expected to attend an audition and/or interview and/or produce a portfolio of compositions in order to demonstrate their suitability for the course.

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