We believe that exploration and experimentation are central to the postgraduate experience. You will develop practices and ways of working that are at the intersection of practice, reflection and the transmission of ideas, findings and creative outputs.
This exciting new MA in music has been designed to foster and encourage:
- Exploration and experimentation
- Criticality and reflection
- Engagement with knowledge and practice
This programme will facilitate an individualised experience in which you will develop your practice, knowledge and understanding of your place in the world through the development of critical reflection abilities. You will be encouraged and supported as you develop a deep understanding of the context of your work/practice and the work of others in a scholarly/artistic context.
Five interrelated compulsory modules are specifically designed to allow students to achieve our programme aims which are to:
- Engage creatively with your chosen field(s), challenging yourself to explore and innovate within your chosen area(s) of practice.
- Develop and demonstrate your ability for critical and reflective thought and judgement.
- Develop understanding(s) of research/practical methodologies and the use and application of method(s).
- Explore/create a range of modes of artistic/scholarly communication.
- Interrogate and respond to the context(s) in which your practice is articulated.
This programme spans three trimesters (September to August).
Trimesters 1 and 2 are delivered through fortnightly lectures, seminars and workshops.
Trimester 3 is mainly supervised independent study, but with two intensive weeks of contact with staff and peers, including our exciting MA conference day which gives you the opportunity to share and showcase work with staff and peers, to receive feedback and to engage in critique sessions.