Taking individual courses can help students pursue their long-range goals without being locked into a formal course of study. This flexibility can make for a better fit with career and family commitments while still allowing individuals to pursue their objectives.
The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.
UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.
Online Course in Performing Arts in United Kingdom
Travel through the history of musical notation and learn how to decode medieval music manuscripts [+]
Music is all around us: we listen to it while we are on our way to work, when preparing lunch or even while showering. Most people know that music has its own script – the notation. But seldom are they aware of the long tradition of this notation system.
In this course, we’ll travel back in time and explore musical notations from the Middle Ages. We will show you how to decode and transcribe early notational systems. And we will discuss the challenges and principles of music notation, referring to semiotic approaches and visual theory.What topics will you cover?
Music manuscripts and notations and their evolution through history.... [-]
Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from the musical notation in this free online course. [+]
Would you like to know more about what musicians do in rehearsals and performances?
Would you like to learn different techniques for listening to and understanding music?
This free online course provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score and insights into what professional musicians do with the notation that these contain. You’ll learn how to connect the notation you see with the music you hear, from short familiar melodies to a full orchestral score.
Focussing on works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, and Mahler, we’ll introduce you to a pianist, a small chamber group and a conductor who will explain how they create memorable performances from the notes on the page.... [-]
Understand UK music copyright law and how it applies to you as a creator, producer, marketer, distributor or licensee of music. [+]
This online course introduces you to the key aspects of UK music copyright law.
It answers questions such as: what is protected by copyright and what is not? In what circumstances can you reuse copyrighted material without permission or payment? How do collecting societies work? And how can you make money as a musician through licensing deals, self-publishing or giving your music away?
Real-life musicians share their experiences throughout the course, offering advice on dealing with copyright, being copied by other artists and avoiding accidentally falling into a copy trap.What topics will you cover?
Week 1: Introduction to UK copyright law (including What does copyright protect? What does it not protect? How long does copyright protection last? What are some exceptions that allow limited use without seeking permission from copyright owners?; What is unlawful copying or copyright infringement (including real-life experiences of musicians talking about their own non-specialist understanding of copyright law); Case study: breaking down different types of ‘copyright works’ in a single song which attracts their own different type of copyright.... [-]
This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’. [+]
This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.
Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness, and expression. You will be invited to explore your own response to this unique approach to training and will share these responses with your fellow learners.What topics will you cover? Meyerhold and the Russian Revolution: why biomechanics was invented and why he felt it was necessary Exploring ‘the Slap’ through biomechanical training exercises known as études Meyerhold in action: working safely by preparing using warm-up techniques ‘The Slap’ in action: techniques for the ‘shake and shake’, ‘slap and taking aim’, and ‘the slap and return to neutral’ Production of a video, image or prose demonstrating actions from the études What will you achieve? Explore and discuss events in Russia during the first half of the 20th century to help understand the development of Russian theatre, and the lives of Meyerhold and his contemporaries. Assess your understanding of biomechanics and the études. Reflect on the week’s learning by contributing to the discussion regarding moving in a biomechanical manner. Perform the biomechanics and études warm-up activities. Explore the three components of ‘the Slap’. Develop your physical experience of moving biomechanically. Investigate historical examples of writing, still images and moving images and consider how you... [-]