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BA in Music And Creative Writing (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Music

Course Description

This exciting course course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media in collaboration with Bangor’s world-class School of Music. The course is aimed at students who want to study Creative Writing (for example: fiction, poetry, scriptwriting) and combine this with the study and/or practice of Music. This course course will equip you with a lively grounding in the practical and critical skills required in these exciting creative fields.

The School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor specialises in three key areas: Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism; Media, Film and Cinema Studies, New Media; and The Entertainment Industries and Performance Arts. The School has research interests in all areas of the Creative Industries, with research programmes running in several key areas: Creative Writing, Critical Writing about Creative Writing, the dimensions and enhancement of Creativity, Publishing and Bookselling, Hollywood and European Cinemas, New and Digital Media, Performance and Nation, Creative Mobile Technologies, Celtic Film and Media, Creative Industries Policy and Management, Children's Picture Books, Postcolonial Film and Media, Creative and Critical Understanding, Digital Versatile Disk, Critical Responsiveness for Creative Practitioners, Interactive Television and Podcasting.

This exciting course course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media in collaboration with Bangor’s world-class School of Music. The course is aimed at students who want to study Creative Writing (for example: fiction, poetry, scriptwriting) and combine this with the study and/or practice of Music. This course course will equip you with a lively grounding in the practical and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

20 credits from:

  • WXM-1300: Music since 1850 (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1300: Cerddoriaeth Ers 1850 (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-1301: Music 1550 -1850 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1301: Cerddoriaeth 1550 - 1850 (20) (Semester 2)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-1003: Creative Writing: Poetry (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1017: Writing Across Media (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1024: Introduction to Screenwriting (20) (Semester 2)

40 credits from:

  • WXM-1004: Intro - Harmony & Counterpoint (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Harmoni/Gwrthbwynt (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1010: Sonic Art (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1010: Celfyddyd Sonig (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1011: Composition Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1011: Cyfansoddi Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-1016: Solo Performance Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1016: Perfformio Unawdol Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXP-2004: Creative Writing: The Novel (20)

Semester 2

  • QXP-2001: C/Writing: Poetry & Short Fict (20)

20 to 40 credits from:

  • WXM-2011: Musicology Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2011: Cerddoleg Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXK-2233: Composition Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2233: Cyfansoddi Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXK-2235: Acousmatic Composition (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-2241: Solo Performance Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2241: Perfformio Unawdol Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • QXP-2005: Transformative Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2048: Transmedia Storytelling (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2058: Writing for Film & Television (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • Some modules may be subject to pre-requisites, please check module page for further information

20 to 40 credits from:

  • WXK-2232: Orchestration Today (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2232: Cerddorfaeth Heddiw (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-2300: Interactive Sound and Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2303: Genres & Composers A (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2303: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2304: Genres and Composers B (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-2307: Ensembles and Groups A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXP-2308: Conducting (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2308: Arweinio (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2309: Music in Health and Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2309: Cerdd mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXC-2310: Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru A (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

40 to 80 credits from:

  • QXP-3099: Creative Writing Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXM-3277: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3277: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXM-3283: Edition (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXK-3289: Composition (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3289: Cyfansoddi (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXP-3298: Solo Performance Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3298: Project Perfformio Unawdol (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS: Students must choose at least ONE Project, either in Music or in other subject. Students are welcome to choose more than one project, one in each school

Optional Modules

20 to 60 credits from:

  • UXS-3038: Journalism & Risk Society (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3049: Advanced Screenwriting (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXP-3093: Experimental Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-3401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3412: Playable Fiction (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXB-3900: Research Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3901: Creative Practice Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3902: Enterprise Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

20 to 60 credits from:

  • WXP-3111: Ensembles and Groups B (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-3300: Interactive Sound & Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3305: Genres and Composers C (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-3305: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr C (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3306: Genres and Composers D (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXM-3309: Music in Health & Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-3309: Cerdd Mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXC-3310: Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru A (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules 20 credits from: WXM-1300: Music since 1850 (20) (Semester 1) or WXC-1300: Cerddoriaeth Ers 1850 (20) (Semester 1) WXM-1301: Music 1550 -1850 (20) (Semester 2) or WXC-1301: Cerddoriaeth 1550 -...

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Entry Requirements

For joint degrees, look at the entry for your other chosen subject. For all Music courses the ability to read staff notation is required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including grade B in Music or in conjunction with alternative qualifications listed below **)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H6 in Music)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Music: DDM
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM**
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered case by case**
  • Access: Pass**
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • Points from grade examinations are taken appropriate, not normally included in the offer.

For joint degrees, look at the entry for your other chosen subject. For all Music courses the ability to read staff notation is required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (including grade B in Music or in conjunction with alternative qualifications listed below **) International Baccalaureate...

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