Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Music Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP1153 Vocal Ensemble 1 2 ECTS
MSP1186 Basic Music Technology 4 ECTS
MSP1263 World Music Theories 6 ECTS
MSP1269 History of Music: Classical Antiquity to Baroque 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP1253 Vocal Ensemble 2 2 ECTS
MSP1262 History of Music: Classical Period to Twenty-first Century 6 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Music Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units and 8 ECTS from the optional study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MSP1103 Collective Performance 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP2153 Vocal Ensemble 3 2 ECTS
MSP2155 Areas of Study in Musicology and Ethnomusicology 4 ECTS
MSP2258 Research, Writing, and Presentation Techniques in Music 4 ECTS
MSP2310 Orchestration Techniques 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MSP2111 Jazz Improvisation 1 4 ECTS
MSP2301 Basic Conducting 2 ECTS
MSP2311 Music Aesthetics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP2253 Vocal Ensemble 4 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MSP2064 Ethnomusicology 4 ECTS
MSP2072 Ensemble Techniques 1 4 ECTS
MSP2132 Oral Music Traditions of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
MSP2133 Music and Spirituality in Contemporary Music 2 ECTS
MSP2283 Approaches to Musical Analysis 4 ECTS
MSP2313 Introduction to Editorial Techniques 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Music Studies
26 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units and 4 ECTS credits from the optional study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP3153 Vocal Ensemble 5 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MSP2178 Eighteenth-Century Maltese Music 4 ECTS
MSP3111 Jazz Improvisation 4 ECTS
MSP3113 Music in Community 4 ECTS
MSP3115 Music for the Media 4 ECTS
MSP3118 Opera in the Classical and Romantic Eras 6 ECTS
MSP3121 Maltese Popular Music 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSP3043 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Music Studies Ordinary 6 ECTS (NC)
MSP3044 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Music Studies Ordinary 6 ECTS (NC)
MSP3253 Vocal Ensemble 6 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MSP3002 Nineteenth-Century Maltese Music 6 ECTS
MSP3116 Music and Meaning 6 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Music Studies
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Music Studies and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Music Studies
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 5 May 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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