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Bath Spa University: Songwriting

Institution Bath Spa University View institution profile
Department School of Music and Performing Arts
Web http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses
Email admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught

Summary

Refine your professional song portfolio and unique songwriting 'voice' on our Songwriting Master's degree.

  • Write your songs from day one, and develop the skills of creative critique in a supportive yet dynamic environment.

  • Prepare yourself for a range of internationalised, professional futures in music and its wider industries.

  • Benefit from a pioneering curriculum, taught by professional, published songwriters and performers.

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry, and global demand for new songs is high. On our MA Songwriting you will nurture your musical creativity, focus and develop your professional portfolio, forge new collaborative networks, and engage in research designed to support your career as a songwriter.

The course is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation while exploring their creativity.

We maintain strong links with industry professionals, guest artists, and guest lecturers.

MA Songwriting (Distance Learning) Our distance learning Songwriting Master’s Degree is a world leader in the innovation of teaching and learning songwriting online. The course brings together songwriters from all over the world who wish to study from their home situation and students have attended the course from Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Turkey, the USA and the UK.

The Distance Learning option is a blended learning design which combines formal online lectures with regular personal tutorials. Week to week you study a workbook of specific tasks which are reviewed and discussed with your tutor. Peer-based teaching and learning occurs in our regular Songwriters Circle webinars in which students from all over the world meet to share and critique their work. Our low-residency weeks in historic Corsham Court provide lectures and events around which our social connections are formed. You’re welcome to come along to visit us in Corsham Court, although this is not compulsory as our lectures and classes are filmed for streaming anytime, anywhere.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES There is a broad range of professional outcomes from this course and our graduates now work as performers, lecturers, researchers, agents, signed artists, signed writers, teachers, therapists and publishers. This course is also an excellent grounding if you’re interested in going on to PhD study.

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Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.


 

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Our origins date back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art, so we've built our reputation on more than 160 years of tradition and success. We're growing steadily too, with exciting courses and areas of research

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