Cerddoriaeth gyda Blwyddyn o Astudio Dramor (BMus)

Blwyddyn Mynediad

2017 2018

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Our undergraduate programmes allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests

Our undergraduate courses allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests whilst acquiring a solid, broad-based education in aesthetics, analysis, composition, ethnomusicology, music history and performance.

The BMus is the ideal choice if you would like to concentrate on music. Of all our courses it offers the most in-depth study, allowing you to spend all your time specialising and studying music. It also enables you to take the specialist 30-credit options of Composition and / or Public Recital in year three (options which are not available on our BA or BSc courses).

Home to the arts, Cardiff is a great location for the study of music in the UK. The city has a professional opera company, Welsh National Opera, and a professional symphony orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The School of Music enjoys a fruitful relationship with both organisations that allows, for instance, students to attend dress rehearsals and buy cut-price tickets for concerts.

We offer a number of instrumental and vocal entrance scholarships. You do not need to apply for these scholarships as you will be automatically considered when applying through UCAS. Visit the School of Music’s website for more information.

You are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one or more instruments or voice at the time of your application. You may be considered if you are not taking A-level Music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade 7/8 Theory and are studying appropriate subjects at A-level.

For the year of study abroad you will take modules in music and possibly other subjects that relate to those in your Cardiff degree programme, with opportunities to develop further one or more pathways in composition, historical/critical musicology, performance, music analysis, and/or ethnomusicology. At a host university it is likely that you will gain different perspectives and approaches to a pathway already started and will have, in addition, the possibility of choosing subject areas that are unavailable at Cardiff. The programme aims to provide an important stepping-stone to a more specialized project in the final year, when you return to your final year of study at Cardiff.

Nodweddion nodedig

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • instrumental tuition which is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument
  • Business of Music modules which offer a short work placement
  • composition workshops, performance masterclasses, the University concert series, the John Bird lectures presented by visiting academics and the careers talks which provide many opportunities for contact with active music professionals
  • major composition and public recital options in year three

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2017
Hyd4 blwyddyn
FfurfLlawn amser gyda blwyddyn dramor
Darpariaeth iaith GymraegMae hyd at 1% o'r cwrs hwn ar gael drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Cysylltwch â'r Tiwtor Derbyn am wybodaeth bellach.
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School typically has 70 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School typically receives 350 applications.
Tiwtor(iaid) derbyniadau

Gofynion mynediad

Cynnig Lefel A nodweddiadolAAB-BBB, with an A or a B in Music, and excluding General Studies. Music Technology will be counted as a separate GCE A-Level from Music. It may be substituted for A-Level Music if it is accompanied by grade 7/8 theory (ABRSM or equivalent). Applicants are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards grade 8 in one instrument, or voice, at the time of application. Consideration will be given to applicants who are not taking A-level music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade7/8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.
Cynnig CBC nodweddiadolWBQ core will be accepted in lieu of one A-level (at the grades specified above), excluding Music. Applicants are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one instrument, or voice, at the time of application.
Cynnig Bagloriaeth Rhyngwladol nodweddiadol32 points, including 6 at higher-level music. Applicants are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards grade 8 in one instrument, or voice, at the time of application.
Cymwysterau amgeGallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Cerddoriaeth.
Gofynion Iaith SaesnegOs ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.
Gofynion eraillTypical BTEC offer is Extended Diploma DDM. Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Specific admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be found online. Please see detailed information about alternative entry requirements here.

This is a four-year full-time degree, consisting of 120 credits a year. Each year in Cardiff is divided into an autumn and a spring semester and has a modular structure. Most Cardiff modules are worth 10 or 20 credits Depending on where you spend your year abroad, the semester and module structure may differ in Year 3 of the programme.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2017/18. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2017

Blwyddyn un

This is essentially a foundation year preparing you to take advantage of the creative and intellectual benefits of higher education.

The five core modules focus on the basic skills of literate musicianship: harmony and counterpoint (in Elements of Tonal Music I and II), Practical Musicianship I, historical and stylistic awareness of musical genres and traditions (Repertoire Studies), and skills in research and writing about music (The Full Works).  Optional modules are offered in composition, music history, ethnomusicology and acoustics.

Note that some modules provide essential preparation (‘prerequisites’) for more advanced modules if you wish to pursue them in later years.

To complement your academic study, you are actively encouraged to join the University Choir or Orchestra and other ensembles.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Elements of Tonal Music 1MU112520 credydau
The Full WorksMU112710 credydau
Elements of Tonal Music 2MU122720 credydau
Practical Musicianship 1MU131410 credydau
Repertoire StudiesMU131720 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Composition 1AMU110710 credydau
Ethnomusicology 1: Music in Human LifeMU112410 credydau
Composition 1BMU120810 credydau
A History of Popular MusicMU122610 credydau
From Page to Stage: Dramaturgy in Musical TheatreMU123010 credydau
Composing the LandscapeMU123110 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

The second and final year courses are more advanced and focus on more specialist topics, encouraging a greater level of concentration on areas of particular interest to you.

You have the opportunity to consolidate your strengths while maintaining activity in a breadth of disciplines, choosing your modules from at least three of four groups: Composition and Electroacoustic Studies, Written and Practical Musicianship, Analytical and Critical Skills (including the core autumn semester module Formal Functions in the Classical Tradition) and Historical Studies.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Analysing 20th Century MusicMU215210 credydau
Studio Techniques 1: Midi and SynthesisersMU215310 credydau
Formal Functions in the Classical TraditionMU215720 credydau
Issues in Popular MusicMU216010 credydau
OrchestrationMU216120 credydau
The Business of Music 1MU216410 credydau
Music Sounded Out: Interpreting Oral and Recorded Genres and FormsMU216510 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology: the Long Eighteenth Century, 1700-1830MU216710 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology: the Long Eighteenth Century, 1700-1830MU216820 credydau
Issues in Popular MusicMU217020 credydau
Harmonic Practice, 1725-1870MU217810 credydau
Reading Film SoundMU217910 credydau
Composition 2MU218010 credydau
Reading Film SoundMU218120 credydau
Opera from Handel to WeberMU225610 credydau
Introduction to Schenkerian AnalysisMU225710 credydau
Studio Techniques 1: Midi and SynthesisersMU226110 credydau
Ethnomusicology 2: Music in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveMU227120 credydau
The Business of Music 2MU227220 credydau
Opera from Handel to WeberMU227820 credydau
British Music in the 20th CenturyMU227910 credydau
British Music in the 20th CenturyMU228120 credydau
Contrapuntal Practice, 1725-1870MU228410 credydau
Composition 2MU232020 credydau
Music Sounded Out: Interpreting Oral and Recorded Genres and FormsMU235620 credydau
Practical Musicianship 2MU235810 credydau
Practical Musicianship 2BMU235910 credydau
Practical Contribution Portfolio 2MU236010 credydau
Study Abroad 1MU241110 credydau
Study Abroad 2MU241210 credydau
Study Abroad 3MU241310 credydau
Study Abroad 5MU241420 credydau
Study Abroad 4MU241510 credydau
Study Abroad 6MU241620 credydau
Study Abroad 7MU241720 credydau

Blwyddyn tri: Blwyddyn Ryngosod

The intercalated year will be a ‘stand-alone’ year, in which students pursue at a partner university modules in music related or different from those in their Cardiff degree programme. The curriculum abroad will equate exactly to 120 Cardiff credits, and will be assessed according to the norms established at that partner university.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Study AbroadMU2400120 credydau

Blwyddyn pedwar

You choose again from at least three of the four subject groups, and pursue at least one (but no more than two) of the three major academic projects: Dissertation, Project in Ethnomusicology, or Project in Music Analysis. 

You have the options of a 30-credit composition portfolio (Composition III) or public performance (Recital).

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut caf fy addysgu?

You will be taught by academic staff with expertise across composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music.

Instrumental tuition is fully funded by the School on your principal study instrument. This includes accompaniment at your final recital. You will receive 24 half-hour lessons over the course of the year. This increases to 24 hour lessons in the final year, for BMus students taking the Recital module.

We use a range of teaching and learning styles, including lectures, small-group seminars and workshops, individual tutorials, ensemble instrumental tuition, rehearsals and independent study.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

At the start of each year you will be given a guide to module aims, learning outcomes, methods of assessment, module syllabuses, and reading and listening lists. Your allocated personal tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on module choices and you will have regular meetings with them.

For the final-year projects you will have a supervisor to monitor progress and provide individual consultations by arrangement.

Instrumental tuition is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument, including accompaniment at your final recital. You will receive 24 half-hour lessons in a year. This increases to 24 hour lessons in the final year, for BMus students taking the Recital module.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

For the Year of Study abroad, the School’s International Coordinator will provide you with guidance before, during, and after  your placement. Most partner universities provide a comprehensive induction programme, with a welcome session organized for the beginning of the year. For universities in Europe, if you require additional tuition in the native language of the institute, you are encouraged to enrol in classes suitable to your level of ability.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Methods of assessment vary from module to module and may include essay assignments, presentations, extended projects, performances, and written exams. For the Year of Study Abroad you will be assessed according to the norms established at the partner university


Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’, such as:

  • advanced literacy
  • computer literacy
  • critical skills (reasoning, evaluating evidence, problem-solving, relating theory to practice)
  • oral and written communication skills
  • coping with uncertainty/complexity
  • creativity and innovative thinking
  • skills such as leadership, teamwork and self-management, embedded in practical musical activities
  • identifying, recording and communicating your relevant career attainments

As part of the Year of Study Abroad, you will acquire:

  • language skills
  • ability to negotiate cultural differences
  • ability to adjust to new institutional practices

In 2013/14, 98% of the School of Music’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

The skills developed within a music degree help our students to progress to a wide range of careers, both within and beyond the music profession.

Graduates have gone on to careers with the BBC, Arts Councils, Glyndebourne Opera, English National Opera, universities, Oxford University Press, the National Trust, and London Symphony Orchestra, along with a range of other industrial, commercial, and charitable organisations.

Employability skills are embedded in our modules so that you will learn both music-specific and academic skills that are transferable to other domains, especially the workplace. Our second-year modules on the Business of Music are designed to help you better understand different branches of the music profession and provide an opportunity to undertake a short placement in a music-related or arts-related area.

Our annual series of talks on Careers in Music offer a great chance to meet professionals active in a range of fields such as performance, music education, music journalism, arts and artist management, production and licensing, and composing for media.

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2017/18)

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Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2017/18)

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Caiff y ffioedd i fyfyrwyr rhyngwladol eu pennu ar gyfer y mwyafrif o gyrsiau israddedig tair blynedd o hyd. Mae hyn yn golygu y byddwch yn talu'r un pris ym mlwyddyn un ag y byddwch chi ym mlynyddoedd dau a thri. Mae rhai cyrsiau wedi'u heithrio, yn cynnwys rhaglenni pedair a phum mlynedd o hyd. Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau blynyddoedd rhyngosod

Yn ystod blwyddyn ryngosod, (e.e. blwyddyn mewn diwydiant, blwyddyn ar leoliad neu flwyddyn dramor), bydd y ffi yn is. Cewch fanylion llawn ar ein tudalennau ffioedd.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf i astudio’r cwrs/ rhaglen?

Other than your principal study instrument, you will not need any specific equipment.

You will be invited to attend one of five interview days held from November to February. If you do not attend your application will be rejected, unless you have contacted us to make alternative arrangements, or to say you are unable to attend for reasons such as distance to travel or exam commitments. An offer can be made without interview in exceptional circumstances.

The day includes a tour of the School of Music, presentations by staff and students and a 15-minute interview/audition. You will be asked to perform or sing something of your own choice for around five minutes. Assessment is based on overall expressive and technical standards.

The interviewer will ask specific questions, possibly relating to the music performed, and more general questions about musical interests and experience. You will be assessed in terms of your enthusiasm and commitment to the subject and your wider knowledge. The interviews are not designed to catch you out or expose your weaknesses. 

The final decision of the admissions tutor is based on an interview report and the UCAS application.

Progression from Year 2 to the Year of Study Abroad depends on academic performance in Year 2 (i.e. no failed modules) and the availability of a place to study at a suitable partner University.

Year two modules on the Business of Music I/II give an opportunity for a short placement, either in one block or as a series of regular workplace visits.

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