Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Musicology

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethical relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Know and understand the historical evolution of music, its technical, stylistic, aesthetic and interpretative characteristics from a diachronic perspective.
  • Relate musical creations with their different contexts, differentiating between the social functions of music, its roles and that of the musician in society and in relation to other artistic manifestations.
  • Recognise trends in thinking, in all its orders, in relation to music.
  • Value the role of music in integrated training of the individual and its presence in society as a whole .
  • Recognise the role of music in current society, its function in performances, its relationship with audio-visual culture, technology and informatics, and with leisure and cultural enterprises.
  • Relate concepts and information from different humanistic, scientific and social disciplines, especially the interactions which are established between music and philosophy, history, art, literature and anthropology.
  • Identify and compare the different channels of reception and consumption of music in society and in culture in each period.
  • Recognise and appreciate musical manifestations in non-western, traditional, popular and urban cultures.
  • Demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge of historical and current musical language and theory, including the rudiments of harmony and counterpoint, to be able to correctly approach the study of composition.
  • Critically analyse musical works from any of the points of view of the discipline of musicology.
  • Apply knowledge acquired in relation to the main techniques of cataloguing, transcription, critical edition, study, analysis and musical heritage.
  • Relate knowledge acquired to musical praxis, working with musicians through the analysis and contextualisation of different repertoires, both related to historical music and to the different manifestations of contemporary music.
  • Identify the historical functioning and evolution of musical instruments.
  • Take part in joint, interdisciplinary projects.
  • Apply management strategies related to the programming, production and dissemination of musical events.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the research methodologies used in the field of musicology which can allow access to postgraduate and doctoral studies.
  • Apply technological and informatic media (internet, data bases, specific editing software and sound processing, etc.) to the discipline of musicology.
  • Define relevant musicological research topics and manage the appropriate methods and sources to carry out the research.

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously or in teams to achieve planned objectives, where appropriate in multicultural and interdisciplinary contexts.
  • Use digital tools and interpret specific documentary sources critically.