Programme: Music - BMus (Hons)

Year: 2016

2016 BMus Graduate Jessica Hui enjoyed her time within the supportive environment at the Reid School of Music so much that she is back this year to study Musicology - MMus.

Tell us about your time at ECA

I studied the bachelor of music course at ECA. The four years provided me with a well-rounded set of skills. I studied practical subjects such as Performance, Composition and Keyboard skills, as well as essay-based courses like Music Analysis, Music Psychology and Acoustics. There was also plenty of opportunity for me to pick the subjects I was interested in outwith the mandatory ones.

My academic year was incredibly close-knit; everyone knew each other. It felt like lecturers and tutors addressed you as an individual. They knew your name and the sorts of things you were interested in. I think that music is a very personal endeavour so it does impact the way you learn and create if you’re in a positive, supportive environment.

My Academic year was incredibly close-knit...I think that music is a very personal endeavour so it does impact the way you learn and create if you’re in a positive, supportive environment.

Jessica Hui, 2016 BMus Graduate

Tell us about your experiences since leaving

I am currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Musicology at ECA. I really enjoyed my four years, and I felt that it would be beneficial to work with professors I had already established a close relationship with. It was a seamless transition for me.

Alumni wisdom

A lot of work within the field of music is found by knowing the right people. I’d say to someone beginning their studies to try their best to network within the ECA community as much as possible. It’s a wonderful privilege to have so much creative talent available, and these relationships will serve you well once you graduate.


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