Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W300

Course Code

MUSMUSUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W300

Course Code

MUSMUSUB

BA (Hons) Music BA (Hons) Music

Music at Lincoln is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction, teaching, and academic support, according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W300

Course Code

MUSMUSUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W300

Course Code

MUSMUSUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Martin Scheuregger  - Programme Leader

Dr Martin Scheuregger - Programme Leader

Dr Martin Scheuregger is a Senior Lecturer in music and leads the BA (Hons) Music programme. He works professionally as a composer and musicologist, and is involved with projects across the UK and abroad that incorporate musical curation, programming, events management, direction, and music production. He teaches across areas of music analysis, composition, enterprise, performance and more, as well as directing departmental ensembles.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Music

Music at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers, and collaborators within a flexible curriculum that encompasses classical, rock, pop, and non-Western music.

This course connects practice with theory, tradition with innovation, and personal creativity with collaborative projects. As well as working with other musicians, students have the opportunity to work with dancers, actors, film­makers, animators, and computer game designers.

Practical skills are underpinned and enriched with an approach to studying music that positions practice alongside an understanding of musical histories, cultures, and genres, as well as developing the critical and reflective skills needed to articulate these connections.

The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and experienced researchers with expertise that encompasses numerous professions, disciplines, and media, such as musical theatre, composition, performance, orchestration, musical direction and sound production.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Music

Music at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers, and collaborators within a flexible curriculum that encompasses classical, rock, pop, and non-Western music.

Music at Lincoln is ranked 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction, 1st in the UK for teaching, and 1st in the UK for academic support in the National Student Survey 2019 (out of 68 ranking institutions). Lincoln is a supportive and welcoming environment for a wide variety of musicians.

This course connects practice with theory, tradition with innovation, and personal creativity with collaborative projects. As well as working with other musicians, students have the opportunity to work with dancers, actors, film­makers, animators, and computer game designers.

Practical skills are underpinned and enriched with an approach to studying music that positions practice alongside an understanding of musical histories, cultures, and genres, as well as developing the critical and reflective skills needed to articulate these connections.

The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and experienced researchers with expertise that encompasses numerous professions, disciplines, and media, such as musical theatre, composition, performance, orchestration, musical direction, and sound production.

How You Study

In the first year, topics include the development of key musical skills, the use of audio production technology, working with a score, the role of music in society, and the contemporary music industry. Individual instrumental and vocal tuition is also available to all students.

In the second and third years, students can tailor the degree to suit their individual interests. There are degree pathways that focus on performance or composition, as well as scope for students to explore a wide range of practical and academic skills. In their third year, students can complete either a written dissertation on a subject of their choosing or undertake a practical project, such as writing and recording an album or arranging and performing in a tour. There is also the opportunity to present their work in a final-year showcase.

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, ensemble rehearsals,discursive seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Practical work can take place in recording studios, performance spaces, rehearsal rooms and Mac workstations. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. Students studying music should also schedule additional time to practise on their instrument.

The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and researchers with expertise that encompass numerous professions, disciplines and mediums, including performance, composition, musicology, and teaching music. Teaching is enhanced by visiting practitioners, masterclasses, careers events, and alumni talks.

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.

Find out More

How You Study

In the first year, topics include the development of key musical skills, the use of audio production technology, working with a score, the role of music in society, and the contemporary music industry. Individual instrumental and vocal tuition is also available to all students.

In the second and third years, students can tailor the degree to suit their individual interests. There are degree pathways that focus on performance or composition, as well as scope for students to explore a wide range of practical and academic skills. In their third year, students can complete either a written dissertation on a subject of their choosing or undertake a practical project, such as writing and recording an album or arranging and performing in a tour. There is also the opportunity to present their work in a final-year showcase.

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, ensemble rehearsals,discursive seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Practical work can take place in recording studios, performance spaces, rehearsal rooms and Mac workstations. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. Students studying music should also schedule additional time to practise on their instrument.

The teaching team is made up of professional musicians and researchers with expertise that encompass numerous professions, disciplines and mediums, including performance, composition, musicology, and teaching music. Teaching is enhanced by visiting practitioners, masterclasses, careers events, and alumni talks.

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.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module charts and explores the history of popular music in the US and UK over the last one hundred years. It will introduce students to critical ways of understanding popular music through theoretical frameworks. Further consideration will be given to the cultural development of popular music and its associated industries from a variety of perspectives relating to identity (such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, and youth).

Module Overview

A Performer Prepares develops students' performance skills from a range of practical, contextual and historical perspectives. At the heart of the module students will develop their individual instrumental or vocal skills with specialist teachers, preparing for a 15-minute recital at the end of the module. Students will also participate in at least one staff-led ensemble, with weekly rehearsals leading to performances across the year including one which will be assessed. Workshops underpin ongoing practical development that will see students working together in ad-hoc groups, performing to each other and receiving peer-to-peer feedback, and gaining practical training in areas of performance. Performance is critically, historically and socially situated through lecture/seminars that explore issues of performance practice through the study of musics from around the world, including western art music, traditional music and popular forms.

Module Overview

This module introduces students to analytical and notational strategies and their application to a wide range of musics. An approach to analysis is proposed that puts 'the listener' at the heart of how we understand music, whilst notation is seen as an evolving tool that creates different meanings across different cultures, periods and traditions. Students will be introduced to a range of analytical tools and encouraged to critique disciplinary norms by producing work which focusses on experiential and perceptual dimensions, underpinning these with careful identification of musical devices and techniques. The impact that such musical devices have – not just what they are – will be seen. Through examining a range of approaches to notation and transcription, students will develop an understanding of the notion of the 'musical text' in a range of traditions and be able to apply some of these in their own work.

Module Overview

Over the course of a semester, the students will be introduced to the various industries within the world of music. Through a combination of lectures and workshops, the students will learn about industry areas such as publishing, recording, composing, performing, funding bodies, management, and booking agencies. This will be complemented by a series of workshops where students will create their own podcasts and learn how to plan, record, produce and edit a radio piece.

Module Overview

This module starts students' focus on the Composition programme pathway. The module enables students to develop skills in arranging for small ensembles, and leading rehearsals with small ensembles of performers. In seminar sessions, students can explore the role of a composer and musical director from a range of perspectives (technical, stylistic, aesthetic and critical). They will be introduced to existing work from practitioners in the area, and can develop their own techniques and approaches through analysis, practice and reflection.

Module Overview

This module brings together a scholarly understanding of music with practical, industry-focused skills. By the end of the module students will have written an essay on a subject of their choice and also had the opportunity to prepare a detailed proposal in response to a creative brief, to be pitched to a music industry panel.

Module Overview

Students work in small groups to develop a concert programme and find a performance venue, before promoting their event, rehearsing and performing the final show. Inventive approaches to performance, including considerations of unusual venues and engaging marketing techniques, are central to the module.

Module Overview

This research-based module continues the exploration of music's cultural development which began in the first year. Over the course of a term students are introduced to an eclectic range of case studies through which the teaching team demonstrate how situating music within its various production, material, and performance contexts enables a wider and more nuanced understanding of the role music plays within popular culture.

Through the various analytical and critical approaches applied (musicological, ethnographic, socio-historical and dramaturgical) the module aims to further develop students' understanding of the different ways music can be studied, analysed, and understood.

Module Overview

This module continues students' focus on their programme pathway of choice (Composition and Musical Direction or Performance and Musicianship). In supervised workshop-rehearsals students can plan and develop a collaborative group performance exercising the skills of their chosen pathway.

Those on the Composition and Musical Direction pathway can take roles as composers, musical directors, vocal coaches and orchestrators of the material; those on the Performance and Musicianship pathway will take roles adapting material and performing the final show.

Module Overview

Students learn the practical and critical skills needed to self-produce a recording of their work as a singer-songwriter, performer or composer. Through learning about music enterprise, marketing, promotion and areas of music business, students will then begin to market and promote their music using appropriate platforms. Learning is split between practical recording/production sessions, and contextual/practical sessions on elements of music enterprise. In addition, students will carefully manage their independent learning to record and produce their work in a timely manner.

Module Overview

Musical theatre is an interdisciplinary form. Those that perform it require a “triple threat” skill set (acting, singing, and dancing), and similarly those that produce it need to have an understanding of directing, choreography and composition/arrangement. In this module students will have the opportunity to develop and integrate their skills across these disciplines. While, there will be the option to incorporate both performance and production roles, students will be required to participate in and contribute to the development of material that encompasses acting, dancing, singing/music making.

This work will take place in the context of a preparing a piece of Music Theatre (60-90 minutes in length) for public performance. The production itself may take various forms. For instance, it could be a production of an existing Musical, or it could be devised and developed by the group. Similarly, an existing libretto could be set to new Music or vice versa. These decisions will be made by the member of staff directing the production at the beginning of the module.

Module Overview

This module begins students' focus on the Performance programme pathway. The module aims to enable students to develop skills in collaborating within a small ensemble and working effectively within a rehearsal environment. In seminar sessions, students can explore the role of a performer and musician director from a range of perspectives (technical, stylistic, aesthetic and critical).

Students will be introduced to existing work from practitioners in the area, and can develop their own techniques and approaches through analysis, practice and reflection.

Module Overview

The Placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through an 80-hour placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work with the partner organisation.

Module Overview

Study Abroad is an optional module which 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. During the semester spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this module, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

Module Overview

This module aims to develops students’ skills and experience in teaching music to individuals and small groups. Students can work together to explore teaching practices and methods for instrumental/vocal teaching, ensemble and aural training. In a series of workshops, students will give lessons in their first study instrument to another member of the cohort, who has no previous experience of that instrument. At the end of the process, students will be assigned to school-age class groups in order to teach a small ensemble elementary singing and music theory.

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity for students to investigate and pursue a Music-based topic of their own choosing in more depth than is possible in a conventional essay. Students will be required to work on their own initiative and provide clear evidence of their ability to collect, select and evaluate relevant information, which can subsequently be presented in a clear and logical manner, in the form of a 7000 word dissertation.

Module Overview

This module gives students the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of practical work that can be in any area of their choosing, including a substantial performance or set of performances; a portfolio of compositions or substantial single work; an album or EP; music for a film; an audio installation. Students will be supported through a series of lectures and seminars alongside close work with an appropriate supervisor.

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop students’ skills and experience in creating music for different media.

Students will have the opportunity to work alongside students from other programmes who are developing work in radio, film, animation, computer gaming, etc. to create appropriate musical scores and soundtracks.

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ skills and experience in creating music for the stage. The module runs concurrently with the Shakespeare and Performance module within the BA (Hons) Drama degree, in which drama students work to produce a full-scale, staff-directed Shakespeare production to be staged and performed on the LPAC stage. In this companion module, Music students will have the opportunity to create and (where appropriate) record or perform scores for a Shakespeare play, working alongside the staff and students from the Drama programme.

Module Overview

In this module students will have the opportunity to produce promotional material for, and participate in a music and performance showcase / festival. Students can pitch their proposed promotional projects to the organisers and report on their development and implementation throughout the module. The promotional projects will require students to engage with a range of digital media as well as more traditional forms of promotion. In addition to promoting their own performance, students will have the opportunity to propose and contribute to other aspects of festival promotion. The performance itself may include or be adapted from musical material the student has composed for previous modules. However, it will also include new material or demonstrate significant development of existing material.

Throughout the module students are required to maintain a digital record of the work completed which tracks the development of their ideas, the investigation of promotional methods used by musicians and the industry, as well as items of interest and inspiration.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module charts and explores the history of popular music in the US and UK over the last one hundred years. It will introduce students to critical ways of understanding popular music through theoretical frameworks. Further consideration will be given to the cultural development of popular music and its associated industries from a variety of perspectives relating to identity (such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, and youth).

Module Overview

A Performer Prepares develops students' performance skills from a range of practical, contextual and historical perspectives. At the heart of the module students will develop their individual instrumental or vocal skills with specialist teachers, preparing for a 15-minute recital at the end of the module. Students will also participate in at least one staff-led ensemble, with weekly rehearsals leading to performances across the year including one which will be assessed. Workshops underpin ongoing practical development that will see students working together in ad-hoc groups, performing to each other and receiving peer-to-peer feedback, and gaining practical training in areas of performance. Performance is critically, historically and socially situated through lecture/seminars that explore issues of performance practice through the study of musics from around the world, including western art music, traditional music and popular forms.

Module Overview

This module introduces students to analytical and notational strategies and their application to a wide range of musics. An approach to analysis is proposed that puts 'the listener' at the heart of how we understand music, whilst notation is seen as an evolving tool that creates different meanings across different cultures, periods and traditions. Students will be introduced to a range of analytical tools and encouraged to critique disciplinary norms by producing work which focusses on experiential and perceptual dimensions, underpinning these with careful identification of musical devices and techniques. The impact that such musical devices have – not just what they are – will be seen. Through examining a range of approaches to notation and transcription, students will develop an understanding of the notion of the 'musical text' in a range of traditions and be able to apply some of these in their own work.

Module Overview

Over the course of a semester, the students will be introduced to the various industries within the world of music. Through a combination of lectures and workshops, the students will learn about industry areas such as publishing, recording, composing, performing, funding bodies, management, and booking agencies. This will be complemented by a series of workshops where students will create their own podcasts and learn how to plan, record, produce and edit a radio piece.

Module Overview

This module starts students' focus on the Composition programme pathway. The module enables students to develop skills in arranging for small ensembles, and leading rehearsals with small ensembles of performers. In seminar sessions, students can explore the role of a composer and musical director from a range of perspectives (technical, stylistic, aesthetic and critical). They will be introduced to existing work from practitioners in the area, and can develop their own techniques and approaches through analysis, practice and reflection.

Module Overview

This module brings together a scholarly understanding of music with practical, industry-focused skills. By the end of the module students will have written an essay on a subject of their choice and also had the opportunity to prepare a detailed proposal in response to a creative brief, to be pitched to a music industry panel.

Module Overview

Students work in small groups to develop a concert programme and find a performance venue, before promoting their event, rehearsing and performing the final show. Inventive approaches to performance, including considerations of unusual venues and engaging marketing techniques, are central to the module.

Module Overview

This research-based module continues the exploration of music's cultural development which began in the first year. Over the course of a term students are introduced to an eclectic range of case studies through which the teaching team demonstrate how situating music within its various production, material, and performance contexts enables a wider and more nuanced understanding of the role music plays within popular culture.

Through the various analytical and critical approaches applied (musicological, ethnographic, socio-historical and dramaturgical) the module aims to further develop students' understanding of the different ways music can be studied, analysed, and understood.

Module Overview

This module continues students' focus on their programme pathway of choice (Composition and Musical Direction or Performance and Musicianship). In supervised workshop-rehearsals students can plan and develop a collaborative group performance exercising the skills of their chosen pathway.

Those on the Composition and Musical Direction pathway can take roles as composers, musical directors, vocal coaches and orchestrators of the material; those on the Performance and Musicianship pathway will take roles adapting material and performing the final show.

Module Overview

Students learn the practical and critical skills needed to self-produce a recording of their work as a singer-songwriter, performer or composer. Through learning about music enterprise, marketing, promotion and areas of music business, students will then begin to market and promote their music using appropriate platforms. Learning is split between practical recording/production sessions, and contextual/practical sessions on elements of music enterprise. In addition, students will carefully manage their independent learning to record and produce their work in a timely manner.

Module Overview

Musical theatre is an interdisciplinary form. Those that perform it require a “triple threat” skill set (acting, singing, and dancing), and similarly those that produce it need to have an understanding of directing, choreography and composition/arrangement. In this module students will have the opportunity to develop and integrate their skills across these disciplines. While, there will be the option to incorporate both performance and production roles, students will be required to participate in and contribute to the development of material that encompasses acting, dancing, singing/music making.

This work will take place in the context of a preparing a piece of Music Theatre (60-90 minutes in length) for public performance. The production itself may take various forms. For instance, it could be a production of an existing Musical, or it could be devised and developed by the group. Similarly, an existing libretto could be set to new Music or vice versa. These decisions will be made by the member of staff directing the production at the beginning of the module.

Module Overview

This module begins students' focus on the Performance programme pathway. The module aims to enable students to develop skills in collaborating within a small ensemble and working effectively within a rehearsal environment. In seminar sessions, students can explore the role of a performer and musician director from a range of perspectives (technical, stylistic, aesthetic and critical).

Students will be introduced to existing work from practitioners in the area, and can develop their own techniques and approaches through analysis, practice and reflection.

Module Overview

The Placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through an 80-hour placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work with the partner organisation.

Module Overview

Study Abroad is an optional module which 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. During the semester spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this module, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

Module Overview

This module aims to develops students’ skills and experience in teaching music to individuals and small groups. Students can work together to explore teaching practices and methods for instrumental/vocal teaching, ensemble and aural training. In a series of workshops, students will give lessons in their first study instrument to another member of the cohort, who has no previous experience of that instrument. At the end of the process, students will be assigned to school-age class groups in order to teach a small ensemble elementary singing and music theory.

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity for students to investigate and pursue a Music-based topic of their own choosing in more depth than is possible in a conventional essay. Students will be required to work on their own initiative and provide clear evidence of their ability to collect, select and evaluate relevant information, which can subsequently be presented in a clear and logical manner, in the form of a 7000 word dissertation.

Module Overview

This module gives students the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of practical work that can be in any area of their choosing, including a substantial performance or set of performances; a portfolio of compositions or substantial single work; an album or EP; music for a film; an audio installation. Students will be supported through a series of lectures and seminars alongside close work with an appropriate supervisor.

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop students’ skills and experience in creating music for different media.

Students will have the opportunity to work alongside students from other programmes who are developing work in radio, film, animation, computer gaming, etc. to create appropriate musical scores and soundtracks.

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ skills and experience in creating music for the stage. The module runs concurrently with the Shakespeare and Performance module within the BA (Hons) Drama degree, in which drama students work to produce a full-scale, staff-directed Shakespeare production to be staged and performed on the LPAC stage. In this companion module, Music students will have the opportunity to create and (where appropriate) record or perform scores for a Shakespeare play, working alongside the staff and students from the Drama programme.

Module Overview

In this module students will have the opportunity to produce promotional material for, and participate in a music and performance showcase / festival. Students can pitch their proposed promotional projects to the organisers and report on their development and implementation throughout the module. The promotional projects will require students to engage with a range of digital media as well as more traditional forms of promotion. In addition to promoting their own performance, students will have the opportunity to propose and contribute to other aspects of festival promotion. The performance itself may include or be adapted from musical material the student has composed for previous modules. However, it will also include new material or demonstrate significant development of existing material.

Throughout the module students are required to maintain a digital record of the work completed which tracks the development of their ideas, the investigation of promotional methods used by musicians and the industry, as well as items of interest and inspiration.

† 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

Much of the assessment on this course will be practical. Depending on the chosen pathway, students may be asked to perform or asked to create and submit their music using various technologies.

Students may be required to submit their practical work as a portfolio documenting their creative process and development.

Whenever we assess practical work, students will be asked to reflect on their process and development, sometimes in writing and sometimes in conversation. Written assessments come in various forms and are designed to develop writing skills in preparation for the final-year dissertation.

Students may be expected to write in the style of sleevenotes, to prepare briefs or reports similar to those used in the industry, and to submit conventional academic essays discussing issues relating to contemporary music.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Some assessments are practical and/or performance based, others are more academic and take the form of oral presentations and written work. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Much of the assessment on this course will be practical and will reflect the demands and expectations of the music industries. Depending on the chosen pathway, students may be asked to perform or to create and submit their music using various technologies. Students may be required to submit their practical work as a portfolio documenting their creative process and development.

Written assessments come in various forms and are designed to develop writing skills for academic work, but also to allow students to develop industry-specific writing skills. Students may therefore produce sleevenotes, funding applications, project reports, reflective journals, professional portfolios, websites, and writing in other relevant formats.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Some assessments are practical and/or performance based, others are more academic and take the form of oral presentations and written work. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

There are no mandatory additional costs related to this course. However, we would however generally expect students to own and maintain the instrument they are studying. Though we do have pianos, guitars and drums that can be used or borrowed, other instruments may not be available.

Additional costs may apply for those participating in productions with the Lincoln Company.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

There are no mandatory additional costs related to this course. However, we would however generally expect students to own and maintain the instrument they are studying. Though we do have pianos, guitars and drums that can be used or borrowed, other instruments may not be available.

Additional costs may apply for those participating in productions with the Lincoln Company.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC and a recognised practical music examination at Grade 5, A Level Music or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC and a recognised practical music examination at Grade 5, A Level Music or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Features

Performance Opportunities

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.

Music Conference

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Placements

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.

Interviews

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.

Career Opportunities

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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