Year 1: In first year you will take courses in musicianship; musical techniques; performance; listening and repertory; orchestration.
You will also take one course taken from topics such as aesthetics and philosophy of music; opera;
jazz and blues; romantic song; J S Bach.
Year 2: In second year you will take courses in musical techniques; composition.
You will also choose to study other topics such as sonic arts; aesthetics and philosophy of music; musical culture in the long 19th century; jazz and blues; romantic song; J S Bach; analysis.
Years 3 and 4: In the later part of your degree your studies become more specialised. You can take your composition further or concentrate on performance or pursue the creative use of music technology through sonic arts. If music history and culture is of more interest to you there are courses in 20th-century music, film music, performance practice, and the music of Scotland. You can also take the dissertation option, which allows you to pursue a research topic of your choice.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAA (by end S6) including Music. You will attend for audition and must provide a portfolio. You must be proficient on a solo instrument or voice at ABRSM Grade 8.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including Music. You will attend for audition and must provide a portfolio. You must be proficient on a solo instrument or voice at ABRSM Grade 8. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
Entry is subject to audition and portfolio.
College of Arts
School of Culture and Creative Arts