This Music (Honours) degree from The Open University UK will broaden and deepen your understanding of musical practices, encompassing western art music, jazz, popular music, and non-western musics. You'll develop the technical skills to analyse music in different styles, and the critical skills to discuss music in relation to its cultural contexts.
You'll also acquire critical and reflective skills to develop your own musical practice. Add to that some expert guidance in the use of technology to create and record music, and you’ll not just gain a degree but a passionate pursuit.
Key features of the course
- Study a wide range of musical repertoires and practices, informed by world-leading research.
- Create, analyse, perform and study the social contexts of music.
- Develop practical music making and performance skills at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
- Open to musicians working in any tradition and at any stage of their musical development.
- Relevant to a wide variety of musical and non-musical careers including teaching, arts administration, community music, and sound recording.
Career relevanceStudy of the arts and humanities requires an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and historical contexts. The breadth of study and range of musical repertoire and practice explored, combined with clear thinking and communication, make the BA (Hons) Music relevant to a wide range of careers, including:
- the cultural and creative industries
- public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
- advertising, journalism, publishing, and public relations
- business, banking and retail
- human resources
- charities and campaigning
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Discovering the arts and humanities
- Understanding music
- Music, sound and technology
- Central questions in the study of music
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic Music History Liberal Arts View 21 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- Before starting Stage 2 of this degree it would be useful to have some knowledge of music theory equivalent to ABRSM Grade 3 level, as the modules begin at a basic level and quickly progress to more advanced musical concepts and techniques.
- If you have not yet learned music theory or notation, we recommend studying the OU’s free online course, Introduction to music theory
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192
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