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AIMS This is a project-based programme in creative musical practice. Study pathways include: composition performance studio-based work improvisation mixed media and Indian music. You choose modules that enable you to specialise in your chosen pathway but you may also elect to take modules from other pathways, including theoretical, musicological or ethnomusicological modules. Styles or repertories can range across the full spectrum of early, classical, avant-garde, folk, popular or world music genres. The MMus is regarded as a research degree (a practice-based equivalent to the MA) and can be seen as a foundation for a PhD, as a self-standing qualification in creative practice or as the culmination of a first degree focused on creative musical practice. PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION The core of the programme is the creative projects, which come in 30- to 90-credit packages. They can be taken separately, if you wish to work in different areas, or they can be grouped into a single extensive project of up to 120 credits. Projects can involve performance arrangement for ensembles notated composition studio-based composition, production or re-mixing work involving live electronics (including improvisation or DJ production) mixed-media production or Indian music. A project commentary accompanies this work. MMus students also take the music research training module (30 credits) and taught modules (20 credits or more). Taught modules are typically drawn from: repertoire studies performance practice improvisation for creative practice and a range of specific topics such as orchestration and arranging. A dissertation (60 credits) may be substituted for certain modules. It is also possible to take modules from the MA in Music programme and from other disciplines in the University. Diploma students follow a similar programme, but with a smaller amount of creative project work. TYPICAL FUNDING School of Arts and Cultures awards postgraduate studentships in humanities and social sciences. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Advanced research assistants are often employed as part-time teaching assistants. For more information see http:www.ncl.ac.uksacsmusicpostgraduate International students - own government University scholarships. For more information about funding opportunities please see http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduatefunding HOW TO APPLY You should submit examples of your creative work (scores, recordings) with your application. For the quickest and easiest way to apply please visit our postgraduate online application site http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduateapply

AIMS This is a project-based programme in creative musical practice. Study pathways include: composition performance studio-based work improvisation mixed media and Indian music. You choose modules that enable you to specialise in your chosen pathway but you may also elect to take modules from other pathways, including theoretical, musicological or ethnomusicological modules. Styles or...

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