Bachelor of Arts Program in Performing Arts in Europe

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Performing Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

Studies in performing arts encompass both the academic and practical fields of music, theater and dance. From theater history to advanced choreography, the field of performing arts lends a wide lens of study for a variety of students.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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BA(Hons) Music Entrepreneurship

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship equips the aspiring music entrepreneur with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in the fast-changing landscape of the music industry. The course aims to develop critical, contextually and culturally aware practitioners through the production of a mature body of work. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Introduction The BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship equips the aspiring music entrepreneur with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in the fast-changing landscape of the music industry. The course aims to develop critical, contextually and culturally aware practitioners through the production of a mature body of work. Under the guidance of today’s working professionals, the course provides you with essential information on the functionality of the industry and how to create and exploit multiple income streams for both the new and established artist. Free-thinking and individuality are encouraged and students can choose areas of specialism within the parameters of the course. The intensive nature of the course enables learners to become skilled practitioners and provides the freedom for them to develop their own unique and innovative methods of working. The online delivery mode provides you with flexible access to lectures and multi-media course content through an interactive online delivery platform. This allows you to study at a time and place that suits you, whilst providing opportunities to network with peers working nationally and internationally on the same programme of study. DIME ONLINE courses are offered in full-time accelerated mode, which enables you to complete your degree in two years. We also offer a part-time version for students who have work, family, and/or other commitments, which enables you to study at a less intensive pace over four years. Benefits World class artists and educators, active in the music industry and educational practice. Direct... [-]

BA Honours in Commercial Music

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff. [+]

The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff. The University of Westminster has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world, and the amazing success of our staff and alumni networks remains one of the core strengths in our provision of opportunities for our graduates. The course prepares you to take on leading roles in the development of the music industries, and encourages you to focus all your energies into understanding the music industries from every angle, maximising your career potential. It also equips you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Course content Our music courses are based at our state-of-the-art Harrow Campus, one of the main media education campuses in Europe, where facilities include 12 professional recording studios, a new teaching recording studio, and an array of television, post-production, radio, film, video and multimedia facilities. Since its inception in 1993, the course has developed with engagement and input from industry, and our main aims are to nurture your practical and theoretical understanding of the business of commercial music,... [-]

BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal, Other Instrument

ICMP - The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’. Course Overview The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on developing your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’. This is done through performances, composition of original material, and multimedia interdisciplinary collaborations. Along with the development of musicianship and performance skills, the course also focuses on essential entrepreneurial and critical business skills that a creative musician needs in order to forge a successful career. Through this course, you will develop expertise in your principal instrument, individually through one-to-one instrumental tuition across all three years, and collectively within a group workshop environment. You will also be given the opportunity to explore and analyse a range of genres to help inform your own artistic development and compositional ‘voice’. In the business and entrepreneurship modules, you will gain an understanding of marketing, branding, social networking and successful new business models, while developing broader communication, management and interpersonal skills. Using the latest technology, you will be given the opportunity to build a portfolio of your own original music, working in collaboration with other disciplines and media, such as film, dance, games and fashion. Successful completion of programme BA(Hons) Creative Musicianship at ICMP leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London. Full programme specification here. COURSE DETAILS Year 1 - Level 4 In the first year, you will develop and... [-]

International Program in Popular Music B.A.

Freiburg University of Arts and Applied Sciences (hKDM University)
Campus Full time 8 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Freiburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music is a four year program. The language of instruction is English. [+]

Study International Program in Popular Music B.A. at hKDM University Is music your passion? Is your heart set on becoming a professional musician? If so, the Bachelor programme in Popular Music is the programme that will pave the path for a successful career in music. The programme focuses on the artistic development of the student’s preferred musical instrument, honing the skills in courses tailored to both individuals and group/band interactions. On top of extensive theoretical coursework, extensive practical training is integrated, for example, harmony, ear training, composition as well as pop music history. In addition to this, students gain valuable insights into music production, stage and studio equipment while also broadening their expertise in managerial, strategic and legal aspects of the “business” of music and the industries involved. In the 5th semester, students specialize in a particular field of interest, such as performance, musical education, songwriting and producing. The individual’s field of expertise is complemented by a final research project (Bachelor thesis). In the 7th semester, the students are can study abroad or gain hands-on experience through an internship. Instruments Voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone & tuba Admission criteria Applicants must have successfully completed a high school diploma or an equivalent education. Applicants without these qualifications will require additional verification. Applicants are required to pass the audition, consisting of a test on the major subject, a theoretical test and an ear training test. Applicants require a proof of nationality and proof of proficiency in English. Programme Schedule... [-]

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Jam Academy - International Academy of Modern Music Italy
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Lucca

If you want to study music in Italy it's important to choose a school that is not only able to release a recognized degree but also that can offer you full-time, accredited high tech training courses of Higher Education, and a methodology able to introduce you an international music market perspective on the music industry. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. If you want to study music in Italy it's important to choose a school that is not only able to release a recognized degree but also that can offer you full-time, accredited high tech training courses of Higher Education, and a methodology able to introduce you an international music market perspective on the music industry. If you are graduating in music, you know that inspiration is a key component. As a place of birth of the opera and of the classical composers a music studio abroad in Italy will be memorable. Diving into a new culture could give you the opportunity to widen your way of thinking about music or giving you a new cultural outlook while earning precious basic credentials. Our music courses in: Drums - Bass - Guitar - Keyboards - Vocals. Study with professional Musicians. Would you like to study music abroad in Italy? Since its birth Jam Academy has been run keeping in mind its first objective: becoming a worldwide rerality in music education. Our vocational views of music teaching (Thanks to the MAD System – Music Aptitude Development) and our extremely organized internal structure allowed Jam Academy to grow over the years, both in sheer number of students and international recognization. Since 2016 we launched an exchange program between our students and foreign guest students. Our Structure resides in one of the major italian cities, cradle of a very fervent musical scene, thanks to the legacy of the... [-]

BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims The main educational aims of the programme are the following: I. To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. II. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. III. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. 2. Objectives The main educational objectives of the programme are the following: I. To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance. II. To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field. III. To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals. IV. To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to social, cultural and... [-]

BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education + Music Culture

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study. Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: Graduates have acquired the knowledge of the elementary theory and practical skills of playing the chosen instrument(piano, organ and violin) or of solo singing. They have also gained professional knowledge of the history and repertoire of the chosen instrument / solo singing. They are prepared for studying the Master's degree programme “Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Teaching at Basic Artistic Schools”. Duration: 3 years (= 6 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 2000 EUR Organization of studies: Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period For more information concerning the study field, please, contact: Doc. Michal Chrobák, e-mail: michal.chrobak@uhk.cz Doc. PhDr. MgA. František Vaníček, Ph.D., e-mail: frantisek.vanicek@uhk.cz University of Hradec Králové Faculty of Education, Departmentof Music Admission procedure: Application deadline: 30th June (for starting studies in September) Completing of secondary school studies: the applicant must provide a certificate to prove that. The applicant is supposed to have a high level of voice performance or an advanced level of piano(organ) or violin playing. The applicant is supposed... [-]

Electronic Music Production & Performance BA(Hons) Degree

dBs Music Berlin
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

For those with a passion for sound and music creation, our Electronic Music Production & Performance Degree will deepen your understanding of electronic music and establish your roots as a producer, performer and practising artist. Working on your own and as a part of a collaboration, you will learn production, mixing and mastering as well as develop advanced use of software and hardware tools. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of synthesis, sampling and audio recording to experiment, explore and develop your own unique sound as an electronic music producer. [+]

Establish your roots as a producer, performer and practising electronic artist. For those with a passion for sound and music creation, our Electronic Music Production & Performance Degree will deepen your understanding of electronic music and establish your roots as a producer, performer and practising artist. Working on your own and as a part of a collaboration, you will learn production, mixing and mastering as well as develop advanced use of software and hardware tools. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of synthesis, sampling and audio recording to experiment, explore and develop your own unique sound as an electronic music producer. COURSE LENGTH: 2 or 3 Years (30 weeks or 40 weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2019/20 COURSE FEES: from €825 per month Total Annual Cost: €8250 to €11750 Our Degree Courses Our Bachelor (Hons) degrees are internationally recognised undergraduate bachelor of arts programmes, administered through the University of St Mark & St John. They’re suitable if have some prior experience in recording and/or production and aim to really push you both creatively and technically. You will go in-depth into each of the key areas, broadening your perspective and honing critical analysis skills to better understand and establish your own unique creative voice and style. You can study our degrees as a standard three year course or as a fast-track two year course. Both delivery options contain exactly the same content, but the two year course also has an intensive summer semester each... [-]

BA In Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work and many of them are still developing now. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions. [-]

BA in Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events? there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work? and many of them are still developing now. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions. [-]

Bachelor in Music Production

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 42 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Unique features Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). This aim of this international program is to equip contemporary music producers with everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help you to start your own successful career. You will create real life projects according to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts). The course is mainly based on practice, thus you will study a broad range of topics – including composition structure, creating harmonies and melodies, enhancing recording skills in studio/ concert environment, mixing and mastering techniques, marketing skills – with the ultimate aim to create a successful music portfolio of your own innovative, professional compositions. On the BA (Hons) Music Production course, you will have the opportunity to produce your music using professional studio equipment (the worth of studio investment is 1 million Euros), and prepare your records to the industry standard. You will receive training on Logic Studio software, and use Avid Pro Tools, Ableton and Final Cut Pro. Our lecturers have professionally worked in media industry. Most of the staff is still involved in various activities of creative industries (composers, researches, technicians, video artists), so latest practice can be... [-]

BA Film and Drama (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as film criticism... [+]

BA Film and Drama (Hons) We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as film criticism. Drama at Kent is taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of exciting modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements. This allows you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The... [-]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Studying Comparative Literature provides you with a broad international perspective on literary history, literary movements and literary genres. You compare literary themes and figures across different cultural backgrounds, and explore the impact of other art forms on literary works and vice versa. For example, you also study literary adaptations of films. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. This degree programme enables you to develop a multidisciplinary appreciation of the arts, covering theory, history and practice that crosses disciplines and cultures. [-]

BA in Global Popular Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The BA Global Popular Music offers a unique programme that allows students to focus on popular and contemporary music styles and cultures in global perspective. [+]

BA in Global Popular Music Programme Code: W301 Subjects Preferred: Three A levels or equivalent with BBB (or equivalent); Music A level is NOT required. Start of programme: September 2015 Mode of Attendance: Full-time The BA Global Popular Music offers a unique programme that allows students to focus on popular and contemporary music styles and cultures in global perspective. The degree includes regional courses that build on the expertise of SOAS staff in music in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, world music performance, practical skills courses in multimedia, approaches to the study of popular music, and opportunities for directed independent study projects on topics ranging from K-Pop to hip-hop, Latin to Rai. The programme leads into careers and vocational pathways including arts management, festival administration and curating, music journalism, teaching, performing and composing, album production, and management and consultancy within the music industry in Europe, Asia and Africa. Structure Year 1 You will take six introductory courses plus one unit of open option courses. Year 1 compulsory courses: Global Pop - 155800089 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Music and Culture - 155800060 (0.5 Unit) - full year Performance 1b - 155800062 (0.5 Unit): full year Sounds and Cultures - 155800071 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Studying Popular Music - 155800090 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Year 1 Optional Course: Great Works: recordings, objects, films -158100003 (0.5 unit) or Performance 1a - 155800061 (0.5 Unit) - full year Year 2 You will take one compulsory course and must choose one... [-]

​BA (Hons) Dance

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. ​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through 3 core strands: The Healthier Dancer; Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance; and Professional Practice. In 2010-11 and 2012-13, the BA (Hons) Dance degree was awarded 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Dance in Wales and the UK: The picture of dance in Wales is one of continuous development. The worlds of creativity, performance, programming, participation and viewing are an integral part of the vibrant dance ecology. In order to further its ambitions for dance in Wales, the sector is consolidating existing strengths and building on achievements, whilst developing new initiatives and strategies, and pursuing vital partnerships at national and international level. Consequently the needs of the dance industry, not only in Wales but also across the whole of the UK, demand a highly skilled and innovative workforce. Life and career pathways are crucial to dance; through encounters with dance in school years to study and patterns of training at higher levels; and from there to the employment and retention of practitioners and the sustainability of practice and companies. The importance of preparing those who wish to pursue a career in dance cannot be over stated and as such, any education and training, whether at initial entry points, undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing... [-]