POPULAR MUSIC - POP SINGING - Conservatorio di Musica Francesco Venezze Rovigo

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POPULAR MUSIC - POP SINGING

Qualification awarded: Pop Singing Popular Music Bachelor's Degree - Pop Singing
Length of programme: 3 years
Number of credits: 180 ECTS
Level of qualification: EHEA 1st cycle; EQF level 6

Programme structure:

Subject

ECTS

Exam

Teaching Hours

Area

FIRST YEAR

Ear training

3

 

30

Basic

History of popular music

4

X

25

Basic

Music notation softwares and digital publishing

2

 

20

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: electronic keyboards

3

 

15

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: Pop Singing

12

X

35

Specific

Pop harmony

4

 

30

Specific

Performance practice and repertoires for pop

8

 

30

Specific

Musical improvisation techniques

6

 

20

Specific

Jazz composition and performance analysis

4

 

25

Others

Elective course

10

   

Elective

European community language – English

4

 

30

Foreign language

SECOND YEAR

Ear training

3

 

30

Basic

History of popular music

4

X

25

Basic

Music notation softwares and digital publishing

2

 

20

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: electronic keyboards

3

 

15

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: Pop Singing

12

X

35

Specific

Composition techniques for pop music

4

 

25

Specific

Performance practice and repertoires for pop

8

 

30

Specific

Musical improvisation techniques

6

 

20

Specific

Techniques of composition and arrangement for various types of ensembles

3

 

25

Related or addional

Jazz orchestra conducting

3

 

20

Related or addional

Performance practice and repertoires: drums

2

 

16

Related or addional

Jazz composition and performance analysis

4

 

25

Others

Elective course

6

   

Elective

THIRD YEAR

Ear training

3

X

30

Basic

History of forms and musical repertoires

4

X

25

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: electronic keyboards

3

X

15

Basic

Performance practice and repertoires: Pop Singing

12

X

35

Specific

Composition techniques for pop music

4

X

25

Specific

Performance practice and repertoires for pop

8

X

30

Specific

Musical improvisation techniques

6

X

20

Specific

Techniques of composition and arrangement for various types of ensembles

3

X

25

Related or addional

Jazz orchestra conducting

3

X

20

Related or addional

Tools and methods of bibliographical research

2

 

15

Others

Elective course

2

   

Elective

Final examination

10

X

 

Final examination

 

Key learning outcomes:

Students completing required courses for the Bachelor Degree of Popular Music will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to fully express their interpretative personality. On the basis of the instrument on which they have conducted their learning process, they will also have acquired fundamental skills about arrangement, performances, record production, electronic media and networks. 

Considerable attention will be paid to the students’ acquisition of proper emotional and postural control. Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree, students will have attained in-depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.

Mode of study: Full-time / Part-time

Admission requirements:
To apply for a Bachelor’s degree it is necessary to hold a secondary school leaving certificate (EQF level 4). 
Students holding a secondary school certificate issued by foreign secondary schools can be admitted to the entrance examination if their qualifications meet the following general requirements:
- they have been issued by a secondary school institution which is officially recognised by the national education system;
- they are valid for admission examinations at University in the country where they have been issued;
- they have been issued after at least 12 years of studies, including primary and secondary school.
Admittance will be based on the entrance exam results.
All subjects are taught in Italian. For non-Italian native speakers, it is highly recommended to hold a B1 level certificate in Italian language (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Any applicants who do not yet have any Italian language certificates at the time of enrolment can take a placement test at the Rovigo Conservatoire in order to ascertain their skills. Language tutoring is guaranteed during the academic year.

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

Final exam: the final exam consists of a performance, and of the writing and the discussion of an essay based on the student's major subject.

Examination regulations and grading scale:
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 added, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board.
Rovigo Conservatoire publish on its website an ECTS Grading Table which shows the actual distribution of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems.

Occupational profiles of graduates: This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: pop-rock soloist; musician in pop-rock bands; music arrangements for pop-rock productions.

Access to further studies:  Graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to a Master’s Degree.

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