Department of Music - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

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Presentation about the Department of Music at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on 2nd July 2014.

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Department of Music - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Academic excellence for business and the professions Music (BMus Hons) Undergraduate Open Day, 2nd July 2014
  2. 2. Welcome to Music at City Professor Stephen Cottrell Head of the Department of Music Dr Alex Lingas Senior Lecturer and BMus Programme Director Dr Diana Salazar Lecturer in Music and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
  3. 3. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music • A music degree for today’s multicultural and technological society. • Outstanding facilities in a central London location. • Expert teaching and bespoke student support. • Choice and flexibility in your studies. • Excellent employment prospects. The BMus at City
  4. 4. • Drawing connections between music, culture and society • Combining outstanding academic training with advanced performance tuition • Blending theory and practice • Promoting active and committed engagement with music-making in University and beyond • Encouraging deeper inquiry • Developing transferable skills • Creating forward-thinking, open- minded and creative thinkers and practitioners for today’s society. Music at City
  5. 5. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music BMus syllabus overview Part 1 Core Modules covering: Western music World music studies Composition Solo or Ensemble Performance Individual and Group Tutorials (PDP) Part 2 Electives Chosen from five strands of study: Western music, music in popular culture, world music studies, music professions and music industries, composition Solo or Ensemble Performance Individual Tutorials (PDP) Part 3 Major Project/s (30 credits) Performance/Dissertation/Composition Electives (as above) Ensemble Performance Individual Tutorials (PDP)
  6. 6. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Syllabus YEAR ONE All Modules are Core Investigating Western Music 1 & 2 Music in Oral Cultures Materials of Tonal Music Composition 1 (30 credits) Performance (Solo or Ensemble) Musicianship Individual and Group Tutorials
  7. 7. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Electives: YEARS 2 & 3 Western music Music in popular culture World music studies Music professions The age of Monteverdi Historical performance practice Music, fascism, communism Music reception Nineteenth century opera Orchestral & instrumental studies Singing the earliest music Wagner, Mahler & Schoenberg Words-Music-Theatre Jazz - its history and music Musical Theatre Music, sound & the environment Popular music now Popular music studies Sound, music and the moving image Sound, art and technoculture African-American music studies Global perspectives: the world on our doorstep Greek musical traditions Indonesian music studies Music traditions of the Far East Music traditions of the Middle East Music business Music therapy Work placement Sound recording & studio techniques
  8. 8. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Nineteenth-Century Opera Concert
  9. 9. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Composition at City Part 2 Composition Electives (15 credits): • Instrumental and vocal • Studio • Moving Images Composition Forum Performer workshops Part 3 Major Project (composition portfolio)
  10. 10. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Performance Solo Performance tuition and/or Ensemble Performance (City University London)
  11. 11. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Ensemble Performance • Chamber Choir • Chamber Groups • Jazz Groups • Balinese Gamelan • Javanese Gamelan • African Dance & Drumming • Middle Eastern Music • Musicianship • City Summer Sounds Student-led ensembles: Big Band, Opera Ensemble, CUEE (Experimental Ensemble)
  12. 12. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Induction Week
  13. 13. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Programme Summary • Western music • World music studies • Composition • Performance • Western music • Music in popular culture • World music studies • Composition • Performance • Music professions & music industries YEAR ONE core courses in: YEARS TWO & THREE elective modules in: + YEAR THREE: Major Project/s (30 credits) (Dissertation, Performance and/or Composition Portfolio)
  14. 14. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Academic Staff • Professor Stephen Cottrell • Professor Steve Stanton • Dr Newton Armstrong • Dr Alexander Lingas • Dr Miguel Mera • Dr Laudan Nooshin • Mr Ian Pace • Dr Diana Salazar • Dr Kyle Devine
  15. 15. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Facilities • Performance Space • Practice Rooms • World Music Instruments • Recording Studio • City Sound Studios • Computer Labs • Rehearsal Rooms • Technical Store
  16. 16. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Teaching delivery
  17. 17. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music • 100 per cent of Music students said staff made the subject interesting • 100 per cent said staff were good at explaining things • 97 per cent said staff were enthusiastic about what they are teaching • 97 per cent said the course is intellectually stimulating. 100% Student Satisfaction in the Most Recent National Student Survey
  18. 18. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music What do the students say?
  19. 19. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music What do the students say?
  20. 20. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Typical Offers (A-level) • 340 UCAS tariff points (to include Music A-level at A/B) and a recognised performance qualification. • Typically met by achieving ABB/AAB at A-level, and at least a pass at Grade 7 practical music examination. • Grade 8 required for students wishing to pursue Solo Performance with a Guildhall tutor.
  21. 21. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Typical Offers (non A-level) • Applicants with alternative or international qualifications will be considered on their individual merits. • Representative examples of offers: • Apolytirion: 18.0 -19.0 pts (plus English-language requirements) • BTEC National Diploma: 3 Distinctions (DDD) • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 34 pts • Irish Higher Leaving Certificate: A1 in 3 subjects & A2 in 2 subjects (to include Music) • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB (to include Music) • Recognised access courses • Evidence of practical performance, normally Grade 7 practical Music examination or demonstration of an equivalent standard (Grade 8 for students wishing to pursue Solo Performance with a Guildhall tutor). • Applicants may be invited to an interview.
  22. 22. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Scholarships for 2015 Music: The Lord Mayor’s Scholarships for Academic Excellence 2014 (subject to eligibility) ¹ Renewal for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress ² Typical equivalences (all eligibility decisions are at the discretion of the University) £2,000 per year¹ £1,000 per year¹ A-level AAA/A*AB/ A*A*C ABB/A*BC/ AAC BTEC² DDD DDM IB² 35 pts 34 pts Scottish Adv. Higher² AAABB/ AAAAC AABCC/ AAADD Irish Higher² A1A1A1A1 A1A2A2A2
  23. 23. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Christmas Cabaret 2013
  24. 24. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Graduation
  25. 25. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music  COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL MUSIC ANIMATEURS – arts centres / local music provision: world music groups: gamelans, African & Japanese drumming  EDUCATION: teachers (GTTR/PGCE): primary, secondary & special needs; lecturers (FE & HE); music education project programmes  HE ADMINISTRATORS – including City!  CULTURAL & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – music administrators; music retail: publishers, recording companies, instrument manufacturers; concert agencies; music & orchestral librarians  NEW MUSIC TECHNOLOGIES – sound recordists & engineers; BBC & independent studios; music technologists, e.g. Yamaha studios  HEALTH – music therapy: a few graduates now NHS qualified  CREATIVE & PRACTICAL – performers: classical, opera, orchestral and sessional; pop, folk, jazz; composers – electroacoustic, film music, TV themes & jingles, musical theatre; orchestrators, arrangers and West-end MDs; music critics & writers; music presenters – BBC, TV, radio  RELATED PROFESSIONS – music & law: e.g. Performing Rights Society; music & accountancy  FURTHER EDUCATION – MA study; research – MPhil and PhD Recent Music employment destinations
  26. 26. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Six months after graduation… • 41.4% of our BMus graduates in employment only • 20.7% of our BMus graduates in further study only • 34.5% were combining work and study Positions include: Teaching assistant, orchestral musician, several instrumental & vocal teachers, sound engineer, composer, intern, administrator, web developer, examinations co- ordinator, technical assistant… DLHE 2010: statistical breakdown and jobs
  27. 27. School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Music Web: www.city.ac.uk/music/ug Enquiries: music@city.ac.uk YouTube: cityunimusic Further Information

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