The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) offers four undergraduate degrees. For course content, teaching and assessment, entry requirements, careers, and finance information please see our degree descriptions:
Each of our undergraduate degrees offers a mix of practical and academic work, and you will have ever more freedom to determine the nature of that mix as you proceed through your course.
Lucy Folk and Traditional Music BMus Honours
If you're interested in some of the music created by our students, you can download some new music from the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music here.
Throughout your time in ICMuS you will be introduced not only to the essentials of a sound musical and academic training, encompassing approaches that are historical, cultural, theoretical, practical, technical and creative, but you will also develop an awareness both of traditional areas of study and of recent and current developments in musical thinking and intellectual inquiry. We try to offer as much choice and flexibility as possible within our coherent programme frameworks to enable you to pursue your own interests and meet your particular needs.
ICMuS was the lead partner in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): Music and Inclusivity (2005-2010). This was a £5 million consortium project, funded by Hefce (Higher Education Funding Council of England) and had five other university members from across the North East of England. The CETL comprised twelve innovative curriculum development projects all of which address inclusivity by both broadening music education to encompass students of diverse backgrounds and promoting all musical practices that stake a claim to a place in contemporary culture - classical, popular, folk and traditional, brass band, new or avant-garde, and world musics. The legacy of the CETL will directly benefit you if you choose to study at ICMuS - in terms of enhanced facilities, curriculum development and a range of new provision across the undergraduate courses.