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The Undergraduate Music Programme at Durham . Dr. Simon Mills, Dec. 2010. Location and Facilities. Staff / Student Numbers. Full-time Academic Staff: 12 Part-time Teaching Staff: 7 Undergraduate Students: 135 (c. 45 per year ) - An optimal staff/student ratio.

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staff student numbers
Staff / Student Numbers

Full-time Academic Staff: 12

Part-time Teaching Staff: 7

Undergraduate Students: 135 (c. 45 per year)

- An optimal staff/student ratio

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First Year – ‘Core’ Modules

The Analysis and Perception of Music

Aural Skills and Performance

Musical Techniques

Historical Trends and Issues: C17th and 18th

Contemporary Music

Issues and Methods in Musicology

(All these modules are compulsory)

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Second Year

Theory and Analysis

Historical Trends and Issues: C19th and 20th (both compulsory)

Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Advanced Performance Studies

Studies in Composition

Electroacoustic Studies

Orchestration

Introduction to Conducting

Advanced Musical Techniques

Time and Rhythm

The Music of India

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Third year

Dissertation / Recital / Composition Folio

Administration of the Arts

Popular Music and Theories of Mass Culture

The Music of Brahms

An Introduction to Music Therapy

Programme Music

Late 19th and 20th-century English Song

Issues in Aesthetics

Advanced Ethnomusicology

Russian and Soviet Music

Arranging for Band

research led practice
‘Research-Led’ Practice
  • RAE 2008: 60% Research = 3* or 4* ‘world-leading and internationally excellent’
  • High proportion of ‘research active’ staff
  • Weekly guest lectures
  • Areas of Strength
  • Musicology (C19th+20th Austro-German, British, Irish, Russian)
  • Composition (Acoustic / Electroacoustic)
  • Ethnomusicology (Indian, Ethiopian, Korean + Performance)
  • Performance
outreach musicon
Outreach: Musicon
  • Concert Series: Top International Performers
  • Staff / Student Partnership
  • Link with City of Durham
  • Gamelan Workshops
career prospects
Career Prospects

2009 Leavers

admissions
Admissions

What we are looking for:

  • A A B (or equivalent), with ‘A’ in Music
  • Evidence of academic interest in music
  • Indications of Commitment and Skill
  • Keyboard Skills and Theory
  • Signs of Originality
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