This degree builds on our successful Opera Studies BA (Hons) programme and is designed for those of you wishing to continue your studies elsewhere with a PGCE in music in order to teach music and the National Curriculum.
The degree involves the core modules from the Opera Studies programme as these contain material beyond the province of just opera (covering baroque and Romantic aesthetics, the tonal melting pot of the early twentieth century with pieces such as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring) together with other compulsory modules dealing with the orchestra and conductor (the historical development of the various instruments and the emergence of the role of the conductor); the genesis of the symphony from the operatic overture touching on abstract forms such as the concert overture, the concerto grosso and the classical solo concerto, and Lieder – various verse and song forms throughout Europe and America from the seventeenth century to the present day. Analytical techniques are also taught such as harmonic and Schenkerian analysis. You will learn how to compose songs and short pieces at Level 6.
This degree offers you a balanced view of the history of music and the opportunity of a practical module for your Independent Research Project.
Award: BA Professional Qualification 3 Years Full Time Taught in English