BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance
– Pursuing Excellence in Drums

  • UCAS Code: Not Applicable
  • Course duration: 2 years (full-time) / 4 years (part-time)
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The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialise in drums. It aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. On completion of the course you will have established a varied portfolio of creative work and have an understanding of how to develop your own unique approach to your specialism and the wider industry.

Under the guidance and supervision of highly respected artists and educators you will perform as a soloist or within bands to devise systematic and effective practice routines, compositional processes and general musicianship skills. Alongside the creative development of instrumental technique, performance and composition skills, you will develop research and writing skills and reflect critically on your practice.

Click on the module titles below to explore the course content:

Stage 1: Level 4

Technical Development 1 & 2
Improvisation 1 & 2
Artist Studies
Rhythm Studies

Stage 2: Level 5

Advanced Techniques 1 & 2
Advanced Improvisation 1 & 2
Artist Analysis
Composition and Arrangement

Stage 3: Level 6

Developing Your Own Style
Applied Techniques
Solo Performance
Professional Practice Portfolio

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