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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 - 12 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Music at University for the Creative Arts

With our open learning approach, the OCA’s BA (Hons) Music degree provides a real alternative to traditional campus based learning. Our inspiring course materials enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, and whenever you choose to study. We have a thriving community of students all following their passion and achieving at the highest levels, supported by tutors who are experienced teachers and practising artists.

The OCA’s BA (Hons) Music Degree provides a unique opportunity for students to fulfil their creative potential through the study of Composition and Contexts. Centred upon practical work, this Open degree provides students with the skills required for a career in music, including composition, orchestration and arrangement and the practical implementation of historical knowledge. Practical modules are supported by musicological units which encourage a broadening of knowledge through research, and demonstrate the important relationship between theory and practice. All students will gain an overview of the music history, an understanding of harmony, analysis and form, and experience in compositional techniques.

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Entry requirements

All students need to have an appropriate standard of English to complete their chosen course of study, which will include a substantial written element. International or EU students will need to provide evidence of their ability, which could be i) prior education in the medium of English, ii) long term residency in an English speaking country or iii) one of the following international qualifications:

ELTS (International English Language Testing Service): A minimum score of 6*

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 550 (Paper PBT), 213 (Computer CBT), 80 (Internet IBT).

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