BSc (Hons) Songwriting and Music Production
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Start date:
September 2022

BSc (Hons) Songwriting and Music Production

The cost of training: 460 000 rubles / year
(for students of the 2021-2022 academic year)
Duration: 3 years
Training format: 4 to 5 weekdays a week, 10 am to 4 pm
full-time, on-site study, daytime classes

About the program

Moscow Music School and the University of Hertfordshire offer international BSc undergraduate courses. You will study in Moscow while receiving a fully fledged UK degree. A Bachelor of Science degree enables you to secure employment or continue your education abroad. Courses are delivered in English by international music experts.

A program for students who wish to become professional song authors and performers. Students will study lyrical techniques, learn to compose arrangements, record their own material, and work on commissioned lyrics.

Programme leader

Leonardo Perez is a record producer, sound engineer, composer, and co-owner of DTH Studios recording studio. Received his education at SAE Institute London and the London Centre of Contemporary Music (UK).

1. Course Structure

Module 1. Songwriting & Performance
This module encourages students to explore their creative musical ideas, through the related subjects of performance, improvisation and composition.  Students will also be guided into sensitive and appropriate ensemble techniques, whereby teamwork and dedication to purpose is encouraged.

Module 2. Technics & Technology
Students will be introduced to the Department computer workstation and basic skills such as sample recording, sequencing, mixing and processing will be covered.  Students will also be guided through the basic techniques of instrumental writing and the presentation of an instrumental score using computer notation software. 

Module 3. Learning Skills
In this module, students will be guided to develop important study skills, such as word processing, using books, journals and the internet as a study aid, essay presentation, use of appropriate academic English in written work and relevant performance/ conducting skills. Other skills essential to the practising musician, such as aural discrimination of intervals, chords, rhythm and timbre, will also be fostered.

Module 4. Perspectives of Music
This module introduces the student to characteristic streams of music from the 20th century to the present day and will examine models which demonstrate differing stylistic parameters and techniques of construction. The issue of recorded sound and image and how this has changed the creation and perception of music in recent decades, will also be explored. Students will explore entrepreneurial approaches related to the music industry; identity and branding relevant to film/games and songwriting. Finally, the fundamental principles which govern the relationship between music and other media will be examined through the presentation and discussion of relevant examples.

2. Admission Requirements

The course is for students who have completed one or more years of higher education, as well as graduates of International Baccalaureate (IB) or A-Level programmes.

3. Entrance Examinations

  • Interview and musical skills test
You will be asked about your education and professional experience to inform the ultimate decision about your admission to the programme. Be ready to tell us about yourself, about your engagement with music.

Musical skills test includes exercises on music production, music theory, music styles and genres, the basics of the music industry.

  • Portfolio review
Enrollee need to send minimum 3 tracks or demos (not less than 1-1,5 mins of duration). Also portfolio can include videos and texts. 

  • Presentation of English proficiency certificate (IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 213)

m o s c o w m u s i c s c h o o l

We inspire and train those who will change the music industry in Russia and the world tomorrow. Respecting the rich traditions of classical music education, we look to the future of the industry, where new technologies, instruments and styles exist together with academic knowledge and skills.

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