Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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BA Popular Music specialising Piano

Qualification awarded: Popular Music Bachelor's Degree

Course code: DCPL 67

Qualification type/level: EHEA 1st cycle; EQF level 6

Course structure

First Year

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Musical reading, intonation and rhythmics 3 X 30 Basic
Music history and historiography 4 30 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires: electric keyboards 2   15 Basic
Music notation software and musical digital publishing 3   30 Basic
Sampling, synthesis and digital sound processing 3   30 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires: piano 18 X 30 Specific
Pop-rock compositional techniques 6   20 Specific
Performance practice and pop-rock repertoires 5   20 Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 5   30 Specific
Microphone techniques for recording and sound reinforcement 3 25 Related or additional
European foreign language 2   20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6     Elective

Second Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Theory of music 4  X 40 Basic
Music history and historiography 4 X 40 Basic
History of popular music 2 X 25 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires: electric keyboards 2 X 15 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires: piano 18 X 30 Basic
Pop-rock compositional techniques 6 X 20 Specific
Performance practice and pop-rock repertoires 5   20 Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 5 X 30 Specific
Microphone techniques for recording and sound reinforcement 3 25 Related or additional
Systems and programming languages for audio and music applications 3 X 25 Others
European foreign language 2 X 20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6     Elective

Third Year

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Ear training 3   30 Basic
Popular music history 3 X 25 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires: piano 20 X 30 Specific
Pop-rock compositional techniques 6 X 20 Specific
Performance practice and pop-rock repertoires 5 20 Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 5 X 30 Specific
Systems and programming languages for audio and music applications 3 X 25 Others
Elective educational activities 6     Elective
Final examination 6 X 0 Final examination

Key learning outcomes:
After the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree in Popular Music, the students will have acquired technical skills and specific knowledge to such an extent that they will be able to plan and develop their own artistic ideas concretely. To this end, a special focus will be given to the fields of Contemporary Writing and Production, as well as to the in-depth analysis of the most representative instrumental repertoires and performance practice. Students will also benefit from the opportunity of performing in a variety of ensembles. The above-mentioned goals will also be strengthened through the development of the aural perceptive and memorisation skills as well as the acquisition of specific and cross-sectional knowledge pertaining to the various compositional, analytical, and structural aspects of music (eg. style, history, aesthetics). Furthermore, the student will be required to be able to confidently use appropriate improvisational skills. Additionally, the syllabus provides Music technology and a second European language.

Occupational profiles of graduates:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: pop-rock soloist; pop-rock bands; pop-rock ensembles; pop-rock arrangements

Mode of study: Full-time / Part-time

Admission requirements

Entrance Examination Syllabus

Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the course as described in the Course Structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and additional activities for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the Institution’s general arrangements for recognition of prior learning with a maximum number of 90 recognised credits.

Registration procedures

Study Course Board Members

Examination regulations, assessment, and grading:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be awarded, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. The Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the statistical distribution of passing and final grades among students of each degree programme, for comparison with other grading systems.

Graduation requirements:
The final exam consists of a performance based on the student's principal subject and a discussion of their thesis which must be of adequate scientific value.

Student exchange programme, Erasmus+

Access to further studies:
Graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree (Undergraduate programme) are eligible to apply to a Master’s Degree (Postgraduate programme).

 

stemmaGiuseppe Martucci Salerno State Conservatoire

Via Salvatore De Renzi 62, 84125 Salerno SA Italy

Telephone: +39 (0) 89 241086 / +39 (0) 89 237713 - Fax: +39 (0) 89 2582440
P.Iva: 95003210655

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