In years one and two you will study history of music, tonal music, contemporary music, world musics, composition, performance and theory and analysis. You will also study course units from a wide range of options as diverse as Bollywood music, commercial music and audio production, music scoring for film and television, and techniques of composition. In the third year you will undertake at least one special project in composition, musicology, theory and analysis or performance.
The course is designed to equip you with a wide range of skills and insights relating to the creation, performance and appreciation of all kinds of music. It also offers a broad historical and geographical introduction to music, placing it in various artistic, cultural and commercial contexts.
Throughout the course, you will:
work with industry standard equipment in specially designed studios and rehearsal facilities
work alongside practising professionals from different musical traditions and with different specialist interests
benefit from a broad and deep conception of music that questions boundaries while communicating the traditions that have influenced today's musical landscape.
Students can choose from a variety of degree courses that are shared between music and other subjects. The large number of available combinations provides the opportunity for you to pursue your other interests.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure.
The department’s website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.