If you wish to combine practical musicianship with academic studies in music this is the degree for you.
On the BMus you will engage primarily in the creative and expressive aspects of music developing your performance, composition, and musicianship skills, while also exploring the historical, social, cultural and psychological contexts of music.
This degree will give you a broad base of specialist and transferable skills to enable a wide range of careers; developing your musical passions, as well as providing a foundation in analytical thinking, problem solving, leadership and presentation, co-operation and communication.
In first and second year, you will take courses in composition, performance, keyboard skills, historical studies, and music psychology that will advance both your practical musicianship and your academic understanding of music.
In third and fourth years, you will have the freedom to choose your pathway from a diverse range of courses including performance, musicology, composition, music psychology, film music, music in the community, music analysis, acoustics, options in Scottish traditional music, and a range of music history courses. In your fourth and final year, you undertake at least one significant course of independent supervised study: performance, dissertation, portfolio of compositions, edition, or creative practice music project. You will receive a bursary for vocal and/or instrumental tuition.