The MMus Music will introduce you to the fundamental principles of either research in popular music or composition for film, TV and media. It provides unique and creative approaches to musicology and composition, valuing intellectual curiosity and musical diversity.
The course will help strengthen your ability to utilise independent learning whilst developing original and creative responses to problems and current complex issues. You will have the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of your chosen pathway in musical study and practice.
The course offers the option to specialise in either: MMus Music (Popular Musicology) or MMus Music (Composition for Film, TV and Media)
You will gain the key skills and expertise to enable you to make an effective contribution to the creative industries
PgCert Popular Musicology
Core module: Contemporary Musicology: Issues and Analysis
Option modules: Popular Music: Gender and Sexuality; Popular Music: Power and Politics
Core modules: Composition Techniques for Film, TV and Media; Arranging, Orchestration and Film Scoring
PgDip Popular Musicology
Core modules: Contemporary Music Journalism; Research in Context: External Engagement
Option modules: Highland Voices - Music and Song; Film, TV and Media Musicology
Core module: Composition in Context: External Engagement
Option modules: Music Business for Film Composers; Film, TV, and Media Musicology; Contemporary Post Production Sound Design
To achieve the award of MMus Music (Popular Musicology) you must complete a dissertation.
For the MMus (Composition for Film, TV and Media) you will complete a major project.
BA (Hons) Popular Music
BA (Hons) Music Business
BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering
BA (Hons) Applied Music
This course is available at Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX
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1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
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5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
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How to apply
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An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
2.1 honours degree or above (or equivalent). Candidates with an honours degree below 2:1 (or equivalent) may also be considered. Exceptionally, candidates without academic qualifications but with relevant experience may be considered on an individual basis.
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) on-site: Scottish/EU £520; Rest of UK £650; International £1080. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation