BA Music and…

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9,000 - ($ 233,748)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
Descripción

This programme is a unique opportunity to study the musical traditions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas. Students are taught the basic principles of ethnomusicology and survey a variety of Asian and African musics. In years 2 and 3 they are encouraged to focus on the music of specific regions and to consider cross regional themes. Performance is a central component of the degree. Students have the opportunity to develop expertise in a great variety of musical performance traditions.

SOAS has the only Music department in the UK devoted to the study of world music. We have a very active musical life, including concert series, student ensembles and a successful summer school in which students can become involved. Students are taught in the heart of London, home to many vibrant and diverse communities and to a breath taking array of world music concerts, workshops and festivals. Our students actively participate in this rich and varied musical scene.

Graduates possess not only musical and cultural expertise, but also a portfolio of widely transferable skills sought by employers in professional and creative industries. The programme leads into careers and vocational pathways including arts management, festival administration and curating, music journalism, teaching, performing and composing, album production, and management and consultancy within the music industry in Europe, Asia and Africa.

This two subject degree allows more scope for studying language or other non musical aspects of particular cultures than the single subject BA Music. See the ‘Combinations’ tab for the list of subjects that can be taken. Some two subject programmes are completed in three years while others take four years and include a year abroad. The single subject degree allows greater concentration on music, including Western music and Performance.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

As a graduate who specialised in Music at SOAS, you will have gained competency in one or more world music performance traditions, intercultural awareness and understanding of global music and the world music industry. Familiarity with a specific region will have been developed through the study of its music. You will have the opportunity to develop practical vocational skills in sound recording and radio presenting. Graduates leave SOAS not only with musical and cultural expertise, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and creative capacities, including interpersonal skills, communication skills, focus, teamwork, passion and dedication. Studying a combined honours degree gives students to blend a solid grounding in another discipline or subject area which enables them to place the knowledge they gain as part of their degree within a specific regional, cultural or disciplinary context.

Specific Graduate Destinations:

Nana Klimek (BA Music Studies) works at HeadNod Talent Agency in London.
Rick Wilson (BA Music Studies), among other activities, collaborates with former MMus student Sally Pomme Clayton, providing music for her story telling performances.
Leni Koupis (BA Music Studies) is a fund raiser and charity concert organiser for the Free Tibet Campaign.
Nami Morris (BA Music & Korean) works in the External Affairs Division of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.

Requisitos: A level Music, or equivalent is required for the single subject degree. A level Music is not required for the combined Music programme, but evidence of both academic ability and active involvement in musical performance or composition is essential.

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15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Management
Basic
IT
Basic IT training
Basic IT
Composition
Performance
Music
IT Management
Musical
Sound Recording
Soundscapes
Music and Culture
Sound
Ethnomusicology
Jewish music
Music Business
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Programa académico

First year courses cover the basic principles of ethnomusicology and survey a variety of Asian and African musics. Students additionally receive aural training (e.g. in transcription) and follow lessons in one or more Asian or African performance traditions. The Department is linked with nearby King’s College, University of London. Qualified SOAS students may take one or two half units in Western music at King’s, and King’s students may take courses in ethnomusicology at SOAS, subject to approval from the appropriate tutors. In Years 2 and 3, the student will usually focus on the music culture of a selected area or areas: Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Jewish music. They may also choose from the general and performance courses on offer. Degree Detail Students are required to take courses to the value of 12 units over the duration of their degree, or 4 units per year. A full unit course is taught over both terms, while a half unit course is taught over one term only. Up to 2 units (for a three year degree) or 3 units (for a four year degree) may come from "open option courses" (courses outside of this programme e.g. language or non music courses). However, open option courses may not be taken in year 1. At least 5 units of Music courses must be taken in total. Year 1: Two subject students take Sounds and Cultures 1, Music and Culture, Introduction to Music Analysis, and Performance 1a OR Performance 1b. Year 2: Two subject students take the compulsory 15 credit course Ethnomusicology Themes & Variations. They must also take one unit chosen from the "Area Courses" list. Remaining units can be selected from any of the course groups listed below, with up to one unit from an open option course, or music courses at Kings College. Year 3: Two subject students take the compulsory half unit course Urban Soundscapes. They must also take at least a half unit chosen from the "Area Courses" list. Remaining units can be selected from any of the course groups, with up to one unit from an open option course, or music courses at Kings College. Course Details Year 1 Compulsory Courses Module Code Unit value Term Availability Introduction to Music Analysis 155800070 0.5 Unit Full Year Music and Culture 155800060 0.5 Unit Term 1 Performance 1a 155800061 0.5 Unit Full Year Performance 1b 155800062 0.5 Unit Full Year Sounds and Cultures 155800071 0.5 Unit Term 1 Year 2 Compulsory Course Module Code Unit value Term Availability Ethnomusicology: Themes and Variations 155800065 0.5 Unit Term 1 Year 3 Compulsory Course Module Code Unit value Term Availability Urban Soundscapes 155800083 0.5 Unit Term 1 Area Courses Module Code Unit value Term Availability Atlantic Africa: (P)Layers of Mediation in African Popular Music (UG) 155800079 1 Unit Full Year Classical singing in India: continuity and change 155800093 0.5 Unit Term 2 Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival 155800074 0.5 Unit Term 2 Not Running 2016/2017 Music and Religion in South East Asia 155800080 0.5 Unit Term 2 Not Running 2016/2017 Music and Religion in South Asia 155800086 0.5 Unit Term 1 Music in Africa 155800022 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017 Music of Central Asia 155800059 0.5 Unit Term 1 Music, Religion and Society in the Middle East and North Africa 155800092 0.5 Unit Term 1 Not Running 2016/2017 Musical Traditions of East Asia 155800078 0.5 Unit Term 2 Pop and Politics in East Asia 155800077 0.5 Unit Term 1 Not Running 2016/2017 Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (UG) 155800081 0.5 Unit Term 2 Popular Music & Politics in Israel 155800075 0.5 Unit Raga: concept and practice (PG) 15PMUH020 0.5 Unit Term 2 Not Running 2016/2017 The World of Cuban Music 155800058 0.5 Unit Term 1

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