BA (Hons) Music
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About the Course
With our open learning approach, the OCA’s BA (Hons) Music degree provides a real alternative to traditional campus based learning. Our inspiring course materials enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, and whenever you choose to study. We have a thriving community of students all following their passion and achieving at the highest levels, supported by tutors who are experienced teachers and practising artists.
The OCA’s BA (Hons) Music Degree provides a unique opportunity for students to fulfil their creative potential through the study of Composition and Contexts. Centred upon practical work, this Open degree provides students with the skills required for a career in music, including composition, orchestration and arrangement and the practical implementation of historical knowledge. Practical modules are supported by musicological units which encourage a broadening of knowledge through research, and demonstrate the important relationship between theory and practice. All students will gain an overview of the music history, an understanding of harmony, analysis and form, and experience in compositional techniques.
To widen access to education in music composition and contexts at undergraduate level through Open and Flexible Learning.
Ensure students gain the technical skills in composition and related practical areas to form a solid foundation for further development.
To provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material and tutor support.
To develop students’ creative capacities and their ability in interpretation and application.
To develop students’ critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to musical practice and the social, historical and cultural context in which it takes place.
To provide an environment in which the student has the possibility of changing their view of the world and their interaction with it both artistically and intellectually.
To foster high-level ethical and professional standards and an awareness of the possibilities offered by existing and new developments in music to expand their application areas.
To develop autonomous learners capable of applying intellectual and practical skills in music appropriate to employment, further study or life-long learning.
The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.
All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.
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