Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Songwriting

The course is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, or published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing their creative development. The course maintains strong links with industry through publishers, guest artists and guest lecturers, and offers the chance to consolidate and focus students' creative output whilst developing a perspective on their work informed by research.

Entry requirements

Normally, but not invariably, applicants have a 1st degree (or equivalent music industry experience) plus a substantial body of recorded work, equal to that which would be obtained as part of a related undergraduate course. Applicants should submit their application together with 3 songs on a weblink accompanied with lyrics. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. Where an applicant does not have a degree, they are required to complete an APEL (Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience) form.

Course modules

Modules include: songwriting skills; history of song; context and methodology; collaborative songwriting; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. Typical assessments include audio uploads, CD's, online presentations, live presentations, essays, and research outputs. Assessment is continuous and there are no written exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Corsham Court Chippenham SN13 0BZ South West

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Key information

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Course Enquiries
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01225 875875