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MACreative Music Practice

University of Gloucestershire
United Kingdom, Gloucestershire
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Central to any 21st century creative practice is the need to respond to a technological and economic environment wherein disruption and hybridity are now commonplace.

The MA in Creative Music Practice has been designed to enable graduate students, along with established creatives and professionals, to advance their skills, knowledge and understanding of a rapidly evolving global music ecosystem.

This course builds on the strength and diversity of the University of Gloucestershire’s undergraduate portfolio in Music, and will enable students who work across a range of music disciplines – including music and sound technology, business and management, creative practice, music and visual media, interactive music, community practice, social enterprise and music education – to develop and launch ambitious and sustainable projects.

With an emphasis on research, where staff expertise focuses on international music cultures, political economy, audiovisual aesthetics and contemporary philosophy, the programme is designed to facilitate higher learning and skills development against the backdrop of both market/audience development and critical enquiry.

As the name suggests, the course is structured around students’ creative ambitions, but remains broad in its range in order to allow practitioners within different musical disciplines to work and develop alongside each other.

Practical modules will enable students to progress a core set of production and craft skills, whilst contextual modules will allow project work to be embedded within critical and commercial frameworks. This preparatory and explorative work then feeds into the major project wherein students develop a significant piece of work that is both market-ready and at the same time underpinned by conceptual and theoretical reflection.

Career opportunities

  • Music Creative – Producer/Composer/Songwriter
  • Studio Creative/Engineer
  • Sound Design/Composition for Film, TV, Advertising & Games
  • Live Events – Producer/Promoter
  • Music start-up – Label/Artist management
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States