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Music

UCAS Code: W300 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Music at Liverpool Hope.

 

Studying Music at Liverpool Hope gives the opportunity to cover a broad range of topics and genres, designed to enhance your musical experience. Your studies will focus on historical, analytical, academic, compositional and performance skills in a course led by staff with a broad range of teaching and research specialisms including Cultural and Historical Musicology, Popular Music Studies, Performance, Composition, and Electroacoustic Composition.

In your first year you will study a broad range of contextual and practical subjects. Contextually you will explore popular and classical music studies, analysis, issues and ideas in music and music theory, while practically you will concentrate on performance, composition, electroacoustic composition and style composition. As you progress in to the second and third years, you will continue with contextual work in popular and classical music studies, aesthetics and analysis while you can choose to specialise in further contextual and practical studies. Choices for practical and contextual specialisms include composition, electroacoustic composition, song writing, solo performance, group or ensemble performance (either classical or popular), orchestration and arrangement and musicology. In the third year, all students have the opportunity to engage with an extended research project, which can take the form of a dissertation, critical edition and commentary or a practice- based project. There is also an additional option for third-year students to undertake a Negotiated Learning Project for which they engage in a work-based placement with one of our partner organisations or other musical institutions in the region. 

Based at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, the Music Department is housed in the Capstone building, also home to the Capstone Theatre. The Capstone Theatre is a 260-seater public theatre which hosts regular concerts and productions, including Liverpool Hope’s own annual Cornerstone Arts Festival, and is used regularly for student performances. The Music Department is one of only a handful of All-Steinway Music Schools in the UK and, in addition to a Steinway Model D in the Capstone Theatre, also boasts, a chamber organ, two harpsichords, a suite of sound-proofed practice rooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, as well as four electronic studios and other specialised teaching spaces.

The music department is also proud to work closely with partner organisations to enhance teaching and broaden the student experience. Through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), students will experience having their compositions workshopped regularly by professional musicians. Performance students can get involved with RLPO’s In-Harmony project and students in receipt of our competitive performance scholarships and bursaries also have the chance to study under members of the orchestra. The Music Department also has major partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals.

As a student at Liverpool Hope you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the department’s flourishing musical life. As well as a vibrant, student-led Music Society which organises performances and social events throughout the year, students can get involved in performance through the lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights. There is also a wide range of ensemble performance opportunities including Liverpool Hope Choir, Liverpool Hope Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Voices of Hope, Hope Park Voices and University Concert Band (both based in Music Education at Hope Park), and the innovative laptop orchestra H.E.L.L.O (Hope Electronic Live Laptop Orchestra).

 

Why choose this subject?

  • You will study a broad range of topics and receive outstanding academic and pastoral support from specialist staff, whose teaching is constantly informed by their own research interests and professional practise.

  • The department has major partnerships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indian Music and Dance organisation Milapfest and the European Opera Centre, all of which are designed to enhance the student experience through regular workshops and lectures.

  • 97% of students were satisfied with the teaching quality and 95% were satisfied overall with Music at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).

  • Ranked 2nd in the North-West, 99% of the research activity produced in the department is world-leading or of international quality, while 100% of the research output was rated as at least internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

 

Subject Guide

You can read more about studying Music at Liverpool Hope in our subject guides:

Music Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

Music Subject Guide

 

 

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Music

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The BA Music includes a blend of contextual and creative/practical study, and is informed by both classical and popular repertoires and traditions. Below you will find details of the core elements of the BA Music at each level.

Single Honours Music students study:

Year 1 (Level C)

  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Issues and Ideas in Music
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Analysis
  • Weekly seminars in Musical Foundations
  • Weekly tutorials in Study and Research Skills
  • Weekly seminars in Music Theory (Term 1)
  • Weekly seminars in Composition (Term 2)
  • Weekly seminars in Electroacoustic Composition

* All first-year Music students also receive 15 hours of tuition on their chosen instrument/voice and also attend the compulsory first year concert series. (The first year concert series is a series of different types of concerts that is run for first year students during their initial year of Music study at Hope).

Year 2 (Level I)

  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Aesthetics
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Analysis

Options include:

  • Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Composition
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arrangement
  • Topics in Musicology

Year 3 (Level H)

  • Research Project/Dissertation (this may be practice based)
  • Advanced Classical Music Studies or Advanced Popular Music Studies
  • Advanced Aesthetics
  • Advanced Analysis

Options include:

  • Advanced Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Electroacoustic Composition
  • Advanced Songwriting
  • Negotiated Learning Project
  • Advanced Topics in Musicology

Combined Honours

Music Major students (students who study music in combination with another subject/QTS) study:

Year 1 (Level C)

  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly seminars in Musical Foundations
  • Weekly tutorials in Study and Research Skills
  • Weekly seminars in Music Theory (Term 1)
  • Weekly seminars in Composition (Term 2)

* All first year Music students also receive 15 hours of tuition on their chosen instrument/voice and also attend the compulsory first year year concert series. (The first year concert series is a series of different types of concerts that is run for first year students during their initial year of Music study at Hope).

Year 2 (Level I)

  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Popular Music Studies

Options include:

  • Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Composition
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arrangement
  • Topics in Musicology

Year 3 (Level H)

  • Research Project/Dissertation (this may be practice based)
  • Advanced Classical Music Studies or Advanced Popular Music Studies

Options include:

  • Advanced Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Electroacoustic Composition
  • Advanced Songwriting
  • Negotiated Learning Project
  • Advanced Topics in Musicology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should normally have an A2 level (or equivalent) in a music related subject (not including Music Technology, although Music Technology is welcomed as an additional subject). Applicants with practical music qualifications will be considered. The ability to read and write music is required and applicants should be of at least ABRSM Grade V Theory standard. All applicants will normally be required to attend an audition and interview.  

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
  
In addition, applicants should normally have an A2 level (or equivalent) in a music related subject (not including Music Technology, although Music Technology is welcomed as an additional subject). Applicants with practical music qualifications will be considered. The ability to read and write music is required and applicants should be of at least ABRSM Grade V Theory standard. All applicants will normally be required to attend an audition and interview.  
  
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Music is a BA Single Honours course UCAS code W300

It can also be studied as a combined honours with any of the following subjects:

Music and Dance UCAS code WW53
Music and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code WW34
Music and Childhood and Youth UCAS code LW53
Music and Education UCAS code WX33
Music and English Literature UCAS code QW33
Music and History UCAS code VW13
Music and Media & Communication UCAS code PW33
Music and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code WVH5
Music and Politics UCAS code WLH2
Music and Psychology UCAS code WC38
Music and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LW5H

Each of these combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

Employability

You will graduate from Liverpool Hope with a broad musical education having had the opportunity to specialise in particular areas. An increasing number of our students are choosing to continue their studies at Masters level at Liverpool Hope, and many also enter the teaching profession via our PGCE courses

However, our Music degree also develops a range of transferable skills, including critical analysis and communication so that, in recent years, several of our graduates have moved into the commercial and management sectors, often setting up their own businesses.

Many of our students also choose to mix a career in the music sector with private music teaching. The transferable skills you will gain having studied Music at Liverpool Hope will also equip you for a broad range of other careers in the public and private sectors.

 

Music Graduate Profile: Emma Haughton

Emma Haughton

I started studying at Liverpool Hope University in 2009 as a Combined Honours student, switching to Single Honours Music in my third year. I am currently coming to the end of my Masters in Music Since 1900, and have recently gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clarinet Performance. During my time at Liverpool Hope University I have been overwhelmed by the ample of opportunities, high standards of teaching and supportive staff. This ranges from playing alongside members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in regular concerts held by the University, to being a Student Representative at an international biennial conference organised by the Department. The staff care for each one of their students, ensure they reach their full potential, and I am certain I would not be the musician, or the person I am today without them!

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Music at Liverpool Hope.

 

Studying Music at Liverpool Hope gives the opportunity to cover a broad range of topics and genres, designed to enhance your musical experience. Your studies will focus on historical, analytical, academic, compositional and performance skills in a course led by staff with a broad range of teaching and research specialisms including Cultural and Historical Musicology, Popular Music Studies, Performance, Composition, and Electroacoustic Composition.

In your first year you will study a broad range of contextual and practical subjects. Contextually you will explore popular and classical music studies, analysis, issues and ideas in music and music theory, while practically you will concentrate on performance, composition, electroacoustic composition and style composition. As you progress in to the second and third years, you will continue with contextual work in popular and classical music studies, aesthetics and analysis while you can choose to specialise in further contextual and practical studies. Choices for practical and contextual specialisms include composition, electroacoustic composition, song writing, solo performance, group or ensemble performance (either classical or popular), orchestration and arrangement and musicology. In the third year, all students have the opportunity to engage with an extended research project, which can take the form of a dissertation, critical edition and commentary or a practice- based project. There is also an additional option for third-year students to undertake a Negotiated Learning Project for which they engage in a work-based placement with one of our partner organisations or other musical institutions in the region. 

Based at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, the Music Department is housed in the Capstone building, also home to the Capstone Theatre. The Capstone Theatre is a 260-seater public theatre which hosts regular concerts and productions, including Liverpool Hope’s own annual Cornerstone Arts Festival, and is used regularly for student performances. The Music Department is one of only a handful of All-Steinway Music Schools in the UK and, in addition to a Steinway Model D in the Capstone Theatre, also boasts, a chamber organ, two harpsichords, a suite of sound-proofed practice rooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, as well as four electronic studios and other specialised teaching spaces.

The music department is also proud to work closely with partner organisations to enhance teaching and broaden the student experience. Through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), students will experience having their compositions workshopped regularly by professional musicians. Performance students can get involved with RLPO’s In-Harmony project and students in receipt of our competitive performance scholarships and bursaries also have the chance to study under members of the orchestra. The Music Department also has major partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals.

As a student at Liverpool Hope you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the department’s flourishing musical life. As well as a vibrant, student-led Music Society which organises performances and social events throughout the year, students can get involved in performance through the lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights. There is also a wide range of ensemble performance opportunities including Liverpool Hope Choir, Liverpool Hope Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Voices of Hope, Hope Park Voices and University Concert Band (both based in Music Education at Hope Park), and the innovative laptop orchestra H.E.L.L.O (Hope Electronic Live Laptop Orchestra).

 

Why choose this subject?

  • You will study a broad range of topics and receive outstanding academic and pastoral support from specialist staff, whose teaching is constantly informed by their own research interests and professional practise.

  • The department has major partnerships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indian Music and Dance organisation Milapfest and the European Opera Centre, all of which are designed to enhance the student experience through regular workshops and lectures.

  • 97% of students were satisfied with the teaching quality and 95% were satisfied overall with Music at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).

  • Ranked 2nd in the North-West, 99% of the research activity produced in the department is world-leading or of international quality, while 100% of the research output was rated as at least internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

 

Subject Guide

You can read more about studying Music at Liverpool Hope in our subject guides:

Music Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

Music Subject Guide

 

 

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Music

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The BA Music includes a blend of contextual and creative/practical study, and is informed by both classical and popular repertoires and traditions. Below you will find details of the core elements of the BA Music at each level.

Single Honours Music students study:

Year 1 (Level C)

  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Issues and Ideas in Music
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Analysis
  • Weekly seminars in Musical Foundations
  • Weekly tutorials in Study and Research Skills
  • Weekly seminars in Music Theory (Term 1)
  • Weekly seminars in Composition (Term 2)
  • Weekly seminars in Electroacoustic Composition

* All first-year Music students also receive 15 hours of tuition on their chosen instrument/voice and also attend the compulsory first year concert series. (The first year concert series is a series of different types of concerts that is run for first year students during their initial year of Music study at Hope).

Year 2 (Level I)

  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Aesthetics
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Analysis

Options include:

  • Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Composition
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arrangement
  • Topics in Musicology

Year 3 (Level H)

  • Research Project/Dissertation (this may be practice based)
  • Advanced Classical Music Studies or Advanced Popular Music Studies
  • Advanced Aesthetics
  • Advanced Analysis

Options include:

  • Advanced Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Electroacoustic Composition
  • Advanced Songwriting
  • Negotiated Learning Project
  • Advanced Topics in Musicology

Combined Honours

Music Major students (students who study music in combination with another subject/QTS) study:

Year 1 (Level C)

  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Introduction to Popular Music Studies
  • Weekly seminars in Musical Foundations
  • Weekly tutorials in Study and Research Skills
  • Weekly seminars in Music Theory (Term 1)
  • Weekly seminars in Composition (Term 2)

* All first year Music students also receive 15 hours of tuition on their chosen instrument/voice and also attend the compulsory first year year concert series. (The first year concert series is a series of different types of concerts that is run for first year students during their initial year of Music study at Hope).

Year 2 (Level I)

  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Classical Music Studies
  • Weekly lectures in Intermediate Popular Music Studies

Options include:

  • Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Composition
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arrangement
  • Topics in Musicology

Year 3 (Level H)

  • Research Project/Dissertation (this may be practice based)
  • Advanced Classical Music Studies or Advanced Popular Music Studies

Options include:

  • Advanced Solo Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Group/Ensemble Performance (classical or popular)
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Electroacoustic Composition
  • Advanced Songwriting
  • Negotiated Learning Project
  • Advanced Topics in Musicology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should normally have an A2 level (or equivalent) in a music related subject (not including Music Technology, although Music Technology is welcomed as an additional subject). Applicants with practical music qualifications will be considered. The ability to read and write music is required and applicants should be of at least ABRSM Grade V Theory standard. All applicants will normally be required to attend an audition and interview.  

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
  
In addition, applicants should normally have an A2 level (or equivalent) in a music related subject (not including Music Technology, although Music Technology is welcomed as an additional subject). Applicants with practical music qualifications will be considered. The ability to read and write music is required and applicants should be of at least ABRSM Grade V Theory standard. All applicants will normally be required to attend an audition and interview.  
  
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Music is a BA Single Honours course UCAS code W300

It can also be studied as a combined honours with any of the following subjects:

Music and Dance UCAS code WW53
Music and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code WW34
Music and Childhood and Youth UCAS code LW53
Music and Education UCAS code WX33
Music and English Literature UCAS code QW33
Music and History UCAS code VW13
Music and Media & Communication UCAS code PW33
Music and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code WVH5
Music and Politics UCAS code WLH2
Music and Psychology UCAS code WC38
Music and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LW5H

Each of these combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

Employability

You will graduate from Liverpool Hope with a broad musical education having had the opportunity to specialise in particular areas. An increasing number of our students are choosing to continue their studies at Masters level at Liverpool Hope, and many also enter the teaching profession via our PGCE courses

However, our Music degree also develops a range of transferable skills, including critical analysis and communication so that, in recent years, several of our graduates have moved into the commercial and management sectors, often setting up their own businesses.

Many of our students also choose to mix a career in the music sector with private music teaching. The transferable skills you will gain having studied Music at Liverpool Hope will also equip you for a broad range of other careers in the public and private sectors.

 

Music Graduate Profile: Emma Haughton

Emma Haughton

I started studying at Liverpool Hope University in 2009 as a Combined Honours student, switching to Single Honours Music in my third year. I am currently coming to the end of my Masters in Music Since 1900, and have recently gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clarinet Performance. During my time at Liverpool Hope University I have been overwhelmed by the ample of opportunities, high standards of teaching and supportive staff. This ranges from playing alongside members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in regular concerts held by the University, to being a Student Representative at an international biennial conference organised by the Department. The staff care for each one of their students, ensure they reach their full potential, and I am certain I would not be the musician, or the person I am today without them!

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Music