Songwriting and Performing

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Songwriting and Performing

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    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

    ? A Folio of songs (approx 10 mins) presented in the form of recordings and
    leadsheets (50%)
    ? 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

Course Disclaimer

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.


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