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Music 1: From Present to Past

Music 1: From Present to Past

Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week

Price: £1315

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at OCA

This course is taught online

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About the Course

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of western art (classical) music, its instruments, its practitioners and its history. The course offers you a developmental and directed learning pathway, within a context of structured freedom to make your own listening choices and respond to musical works. The course provides a general survey of western art music from c1450 to the present day, its key composers and repertoire; and an exploration of sociological aspects of musical performance. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to appreciate the ways in which later and contemporary music forms may develop, expand and consciously refer to earlier styles or deliberately seek to deconstruct or break away from previous conventions.

The exercises and assignments are designed to help you develop an understanding of compositional forms and structures, tonality and atonality, a range of musical instruments, their sounds and mechanical developments, and of major social influences on the development of musical styles, forms and instruments. You are required to listen to a range of music from each era, and to develop your own opinions, preferences and responses to the music.

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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  • Disabled access
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