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BA Music

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and theoretical paradigms of music analysis, theory and history;
• display an ability to apply these concepts and paradigms in a range of different musical perspectives;
• • show an awareness of approaches and developments in chosen areas such as performance, composition, technology and music psychology;
• develop an understanding of musical processes through analytical studies;
• develop an understanding of the ideas of style and genre both in musicological and cultural terms;
• acquire basic skills in academic research and writing, engaging with specific set texts and showing an ability to find and
research relevant texts independently;
• demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on their own progress and achievement;
• begin to understand the links between theory and practice, and the interrelationships between the various subdisciplines
of music.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

• qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
• skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

• demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the
• work that covers restricted areas of the discipline;
• demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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