Ed Wellman - Programme Leader
Ed Wellman is a Senior Lecturer in music and leads the BA (Hons) Music programme. His subject specialisms include choral direction, community music, community media, and radio programme and news production. Ed is Conductor of the University's Chamber Choir and a member of the Siren FM Advisory Board.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to BA (Hons) Music
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
There are many opportunities to perform in staff-led ensembles including choirs, orchestras, and bands in a variety of styles. Students can join as many of these ensembles as they like at no extra cost. We organise regular performances on and off campus, with students having previously performed at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, the Platform Stage in The Engine Shed, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Drill Hall, for Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, and at Siren Radio.
There are opportunities to get involved with the in-house semi-professional Lincoln Company, which stages productions throughout the year, including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Additional costs may apply.
Live Music and Events
As well as performing as part of your degree, it is vital to experience a range of music as listeners. The degree introduces you to a wide range of music in the classroom, but also provides opportunities to see live music and experience live events such as talks and conferences. In recent years students have experienced performances at Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, and many others.
Each year music students organise, contribute to and attend the Music Conference, with third-year students presenting practical or written dissertation projects. This event gives students the opportunity to be involved in the planning and delivery of an academic event where they can share their work in performance, composition, and music production, as well as through academic presentations.
In second year, students can choose to study abroad. An optional module enables students to spend a semester studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their first year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the study abroad scheme.
Students are responsible for travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a period of study abroad.
Our optional placements module in the second year allows students the opportunity to gain work experience in the industry, focusing on a role suited to their career aspirations and specialist expertise developed on the programme. The module encourages students to reach into the wider community to hone their skills for future employment.
Students are responsible for travel, accommodation, and general living costs while on placement.
We invite applicants to an Audition Day during which we will ask you to perform a 3–5 minute piece that shows you at your best, talk about your musical interests and experiences, and share with us your reasons for wanting to study at Lincoln. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, meet staff and students, and see our facilities.
"I am able to look back and see the huge impact this course has had on me as both an academic and a musician. From developing my musical knowledge, to giving me the tools and life skills to excel in any future career path I choose, this course has played a huge role in my development as an individual."Amber Shucksmith, BA (Hons) Music graduate
Through enterprise and career-focused teaching students have the opportunity to engage with parts of the music industries. Students have benefited from connections with Frequency Festival, Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, the International Guitar Foundation, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall, and range of local venues and organisations.
We aim to provide our graduates with the necessary skills and experience to pursue careers as freelance songwriters, musical directors, arrangers, orchestrators, composers, studio technicians, teachers, vocal coaches, producers, agents, event managers, and arts managers among many other roles.
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