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Music (Combined) (Arts)

University of Glasgow

Venues

Gilmorehill Campus

Content

Year 1: Initially you will take two courses that act as a foundation for future study in music. The Listening and repertory course introduces you to the study of key musical works and widens your listening through a broad historical survey. This is taught via lectures and tutorial groups. Through particular attention to works and composers, you will learn about how pieces of music are structured and organised. You will learn to identify different historical styles and gain a sense of how and why music has changed from the medieval period to the present day.

Year 2: All students are required to take a course in musical techniques which helps you with the core musical disciplines of harmony and counterpoint and stylistic composition. In addition, you choose one course (or two if continuing to Music Honours) reflecting your own preferences and strengths. Most students choose a history topic (such as Bach, opera, romantic song or jazz and blues), plus possibly composition, sonic arts, or aesthetics.

Year 3: In third year you can make up a curriculum from the following areas: In third year you can make up a curriculum from the following areas: historiography and criticism; sonic arts; composition;
musical techniques (intermediate); jazz and blues; aesthetics and philosophy of music; analysis;
modernist musical aesthetics; opera – taught in conjunction with Scottish Opera and includes visits to the Theatre Royal; performance (subject to successful audition).

Year 4: in fourth year you can choose from film music; composition; contemporary music ensemble;
sonic arts; multimedia; notation; performance; performance practice; aspects of modernity; the music of Scotland.

In your final year you will also be able to write a dissertation.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements

Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus AAAA (by end S6 with a min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Grades and subjects may vary depending on combinations taken.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Please refer to list below

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Arts

SCQF Level

10

Combination Courses

Music/Archaeology
Music/Digital Media and Information Studies
Music/Business and Management
Music/Celtic Studies
Music/Classics
Music/Comparative Literature
Music/Computing Science
Music/Economic and Social History
Music/Economics
Music/English Language and Linguistics
Music/English Literature
Music/Film and Television Studies
Music/French
Music/Geography
Music/German
Music/History
Music/History of Art
Music/Italian
Music/Latin
Music/Mathematics
Music/Philosophy
Music/Politics
Music/Psychology
Music/Russian
Music/Scottish History
Music/Scottish Literature
Music/Social and Public Policy
Music/Spanish
Music/Theatre Studies
Music/Theology and Religious Studies
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GW43
VW33
LW13
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WW36
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LW73
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RW33
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GW13
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Website

www.gla.ac.uk

Career Area

Performing Arts