Module Overview

Songwriting Techniques 2

This module builds upon the learning within Songwriting Techniques 1 and deals with the further development of creative ideas and turning them into finished songs. Topics include, lyric writing, song form and structure, hooks, subject matter, arrangement and production techniques, as used by some of the world’s most successful composers and an introduction to commercial songwriting.

This module will allow the student to further develop the tools required to put creative energy into practice, inspiring them to engage in compositional techniques to improve their skills as a songwriter.

Module Code

MUSG 2006

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Context and working methods in popular songwriting


Music Creation with Technology


Melody top-line writing techniques


Lyric writing techniques



Building and leading a team

Working to a precise commercial brief


Reflective practice and self-analysis


Working with media: formats, conventions, and techniques


This module will be delivered utilising a range of methods including; formal lectures with audio-visual support, small group work, tutor led seminars and practical workshops/demonstrations, student led seminars, e-learning through the VLE and independent study and research.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100