University College Falmouth, England
University College Falmouth merged with Dartington College of Arts in April 2008. The coming together of two such prestigious institutions heralds an exciting new era for arts education. UCF natures a culture of excellence, exploration and collaboration that compels our students to produce groundbreaking work. It is a unique arts environment in that all of its students and faculty work across subject boundaries and participate in a wide range of performance and creative arts disciplines: music, theater, choreography, visual arts, writing, and arts and cultural management. Its academic staff consists of resident artists and scholars who regularly collaborate with guest teachers, performers, and researchers. Beginning in September of 2010, the performance courses will be located on the Tremough campus in a brand new £15 Million Performance Centre.
Sarah Lawrence students will take six components in their chosen discipline (music performance, music composition, or a creative synthesis of both), self-directed work related to a choice of topics, and supporting practical and musicological studies and/or work in another arts discipline. Students with a keen interest in experimental music and media are encouraged to explore this opportunity in greater detail. This is a competitive exchange and the Director of the Sarah Lawrence College Music Program, Chester Biscardi, will select the participating candidates from Sarah Lawrence.
Students should familiarize themselves with the differences in musical notation systems between the United States and Europe. There are numerous websites that compare musical terms in different languages. We recommend the following: http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/ and http://ninagilbert.googlepages.com/British.html.