Music and Art

Ref: C2226604

Many composers have been inspired by pieces of art and have written music that reflects the inspiration; for example, Mendelssohn's visit to Scotland and his experience if Staffa resulted in him sketching Fingal's Cave, and composing an overture to accompany the image. This course will take many twists and turns in linking music and art, whether it is the work of the Russian composer Scriabin who created colour wheels, or German composer Hindemith who wrote an opera about a painter. The course will range over a number of periods of history and countries, and the biggest challenge for course members is to be inqusitive.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 31/10/2019

Course aim

To explore the links between specific pieces of visual art (including buildings and sculpture) and pieces of music over a period of time and different cultures.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Cite a number of examples where composers have created music compositions linked to specific pieces of art
  • Explain how different periods in art have linked to similar periods in music
  • Create a concert programme which features music chosen was inspired by art

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • A better appreciation of inter-disciplinary connections

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Music and Art

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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