MA Psychology In The Arts Music

Examine the problem of performance anxiety and stage nerves and study the theoretical background and how to effectively deal with anxiety. You will look at the performance itself and the surrounding physiological and psychological factors that lead to stage nerves during performance. This module introduces a wide range of theories from relevant disciplines including cognitive behavioural therapy and neuro-linguistic programming. You will complete a chronological survey of the Western Art-Music tradition from it’s beginnings in ancient Greece, through the birth of polyphony, early opera, the works of Mozart and Beethoven, to the Tristan Prelude and the roots of modernism. You will understand the development of genres, musical structures and compositional style.

An intergenerational arts project has brought together young and old, creating a music and dance piece to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Students who study Fine and Performing Arts deeply engage with creativity and problem solving, while gaining highly regimented … Read More