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Music (Songwriting/Sound Production/Industries) MA

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Ayr Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our MA Music framework provides a broad range of personalised learning experiences underpinned by professionally relevant research and enterprise that is strongly aligned to:Songwriting;Production;Music industries. The master's will deepen your expertise in the authorship, production and distribution of popular music. The following pathways exist:

  • MA Music (Songwriting) – aimed at those interested in the practice of song-writing and composition, with a focus on practice-based/inquiry-based research, collaboration and the cultural contexts within which songwriters work.
  • MA Music (Sound Production) – aimed at those with an interest in the technical and artistic aspects of music/audio production, with a focus on practice-based/inquiry-based research.
  • MA Music (Industries) – aimed at those with an interest in the businesses, processes and developments that underpin work within the music industries as well as the broader creative and cultural industries.
  • MA Music – this bespoke degree is intended for students who have a broad interest in the creative, technical and industrial elements of music.

Careers

Collaboration is central to the music industries and the MA Music framework reflects this, allowing you the opportunity to specialise while developing new collaborative professional networks and approaches to interdisciplinary working.

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy fulfilling careers within the arts and the wider creative landscape, often on a sustainable self-employed basis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 87 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    148 73%

    23rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    51st

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    45th

    33

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