About this course
On this joint honours course you’ll engage with some of the biggest questions in Western philosophy while developing advanced skills in musical performance, composition and analysis. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of both subjects, and have the freedom to pursue your own interests through optional modules covering topics as varied as existentialism, studio techniques and 19th century Italian opera.
This degree will give you an excellent education in philosophy and music. In your degree you can:
develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility
apply philosophical thought to language, morality, sex and other important aspects of life
explore a range of music from European music in the Renaissance and Baroque periods right through the the music of the 20th century and global hip hop
understand the principles of Western tonal music, including harmony and counterpoint
learn how to write and present dissertations and research
You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of both visiting performers and academic staff whose researches feed directly into the course content.
You can also improve your musical skills and performance through:
workshops with professional performers
submitting original compositions
managing the administration of public music events
You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.