Techniques of Songwriting Initiative Launched by the Creative Futures Academy

December 22, 2021

Creative Futures Academy are a ground-breaking partnership between three leading creative institutions: The National College of Art and Design, University College Dublin, and the Institute of Art Design + Technology. Together they are offering new skills, fresh networks and opportunities for lifelong learning.

Thinkers and leaders from academia, the creative arts and industry have come together to create new courses and fully accredited micro courses, putting students in control of their choices. As part of the Creative Futures family, students will have full access to all campus facilities, from libraries to societies, new networks to extra-curricular resources.

Techniques of Songwriting 12 Jan 2022 – 13 Jan 2022

This new initiative from the Creative Futures Academy will be delivered over two intensive days, from 10am-5pm, on Wednesday and Thursday, January 12th-13th. Some short written exercises will also be assigned and reviewed later.

There is a career-oriented focus to this module, so students will study a wide range of writing techniques which can be applied to a variety of creative environments and industries, from music, film, TV and drama, to working locally on collaborative projects, or with community groups, or in education settings, and so on.Following these lectures, students will be asked to write their own original song, utilising the techniques covered in class. Later in the semester, the Academy will be inviting special guest artists and industry insiders to come and meet the students, hear their songs, and offer their professional feedback and advice.For this initial pilot scheme, places are extremely limited to just four Music students, four Creative Writing students and four Electives, and registration is now open for the module code MUS20720. Please note, as this is a pilot scheme, students will not receive any credits for taking this module, but they will benefit greatly from the unique experiences and opportunities the module offers.

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