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Techniques of Songwriting

12 Jan 2022 — 13 Jan 2022


The School of Music and the School of English are teaming up to deliver a new, inter-disciplinary Level 2 module called Techniques of Songwriting MUS20720.

This new initiative from the Creative Futures Academy will be delivered over two intensive days, from 10am-5pm, on Wednesday and Thursday, January 12th-13th. Some short written exercises will also be assigned and reviewed later.

There is a career-oriented focus to this module, so students will study a wide range of writing techniques which can be applied to a variety of creative environments and industries, from music, film, TV and drama, to working locally on collaborative projects, or with community groups, or in education settings, and so on.

Following these lectures, students will be asked to write their own original song, utilising the techniques covered in class. Later in the semester, we will be inviting special guest artists and industry insiders to come and meet the students, hear their songs, and offer their professional feedback and advice.

For this initial pilot scheme, places are extremely limited to just four Music students, four Creative Writing students and four Electives, and registration is now open for the module code MUS20720. Please note, as this is a pilot scheme, students will not receive any credits for taking this module, but they will benefit greatly from the unique experiences and opportunities the module offers.

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