Explore songwriting from English music hall, through the Beatles and Bob Dylan to contemporary singer-songwriters and today’s hip-hop stars.

A widescreen survey of contemporary songwriting, its various origins, directions, themes and principles with specific reference to the work, styles and lyrical techniques of prominent songwriters from the past half century.

You will join a class which is studying Making Words Sing: The Art and Soul of Songwriting (MUS188) as part of an undergraduate degree, but you will not attend tutorials, complete assignments or sit an exam – a no-stress learning opportunity.

Please be aware that the ULC programme is designed as an observer/auditor programme and participants are enrolled as non-credit students. Participants attending a ULC course will be provided with a course outline.

Please be aware that as a non-credit registrant participants are not eligible for:

  • online access to material,
  • purchase work/course books,
  • attend tutorials/labs,
  • complete assignments, or,
  • sit tests/exams.

Limited to 10 CCE participants.