The delivery is a combination of Adobe Connect sessions, where everyone is online at the same time in a virtual classroom, and self-directed learning
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), which celebrates 30 years of music this year, has launched its first online music course for music professionals and fans alike.
The Western Art Music: Baroque to Mid-20th Century module explores the main developments in Western Art Music beginning with the Baroque era and progressing to the mid-20th century, in the context of political and social change. The most significant composers and seminal works of each era will be examined in this musical journey through the ages, with the online delivery ensuring a flexible and accessible learning experience.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 January and the module will begin the following week. Running for 12 weeks, it is a 5-credit course.
The online delivery features a combination of Adobe Connect sessions, where everyone online at the same time in a virtual classroom environment, and self-directed learning. New lecture materials and other resources will be released each week.
Watch this space for further short courses including Irish Traditional Music (online delivery) and keyboard skills (classroom delivery).
“This course is for anyone who loves music. It will bring them through the different eras, giving an insight into what is behind the main works and composers of Western Art Music,” says Dr Hazel Farrell, course leader.
“We are delighted that in our 30th year of the BA (Hons) Music programme at WIT, we are now moving into the online learning sphere.”