You will study in three main areas: compositional studies, which looks at creative work and technical skills; cultural studies, which covers music history and its context; performance studies, including keyboard, aural skills and orchestration. You can also choose a course from outside Music.
As Year 1.
You will choose from a range of specialist courses such as Composition (including electroacoustic and digital), Performance, Orchestration, Music in the Community and a range of historical options.
As for year 3. In fourth year you will also complete a dissertation, a recital or a portfolio of compositions.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (minimum) but typically AAAA (two sittings) plus English at National 5 at C.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including English (at first attempt) plus English at National 5 at C. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
All students must have reached ABRSM Grade 8 in their main instrument by the time course starts. You are required to enrol in the Fundamentals of Music Theory course unless you have Advanced Higher Music at A.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art