Specialist Major in Contemporary Music Practice (SM0073.1)
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This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in 21st Century contemporary music practice. It covers music composition, performance, and theory, with embedded analytical studies of historical, cultural and technological applications in commercial contexts. It focuses on the nurturing and developing of a holistic, creative and entrepreneurial approach to music making, in order to prepare the student with the best chance of success in a highly competitive and global marketplace. This qualification is ideally suited to students interested in establishing long term careers in contemporary, commercial music performance and/or music composition, specifically live and studio groups and solo performers, songwriters, composers for media, music producers and D.J.s, arrangers, orchestrators and sound designers. The course is also well suited to musicians and composers wishing to improve their general business skills, update their practical skills and knowledge using the latest music technologies and improve their understanding of music theory.