Songwriting and Performing
Area of Study
Music (BA), Music Performance
Taught In English
Satisfactory completion of level 4 Music requirements or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module looks at a range of popular musics, analyses the techniques used in writing
and performing them and provides the opportunity for students to develop their own
songwriting and performing skills in workshops.
Topics covered include:
? analysis of popular songs;
? development of lyric writing skills
? development of composing and arranging skills;
? workshops on performing and presentation skills;
? studio and recording skills development;
? development of appropriate notation skills.
AUTUMN SEMESTER: Analysis of popular songs, development of lyric writing skills,
development of composing and arranging skills
SPRING SEMESTER: Further development of composing and arranging skills, workshops
on performing and presentation skills, studio and recording skills development
Teaching: Lectures, seminars and practical workshops
STUDY OPTION 1:
? A Folio of songs (approx 10 mins) presented in the form of recordings and
? A live performance of the songs from the folio (50%)
STUDY OPTION 2 OR STUDY OPTION 3: alternative assessment
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.