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Degree and foundation-level music distance learning with OCA

Through the OCA, you can fulfil your creative potential in music through the study of composition and contexts.

Centred upon practical work, our courses provide learners with the skills required for a career in music, including composition, orchestration and arrangement, to practically implement their historical knowledge.

Practical aspects of study in music is supported by musicological units that encourage a broadening of knowledge through research, demonstrating the important relationship between theory and practice. Learners will gain an overview of music history, an understanding of harmony, analysis and form, and experience in compositional techniques.

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BA (Hons) Music

To get started on your learning journey through music, take a look at the BA (Hons) Music degree programme.

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BA (Hons) Creative Arts

Combine your musical interests with another discipline on the BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree programme.

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Music - Open Foundation

If you’re new to music and would really like to study the degree, we recommend taking a look at our Foundations in Music course to prepare you for the degree programme.

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