New link forged with Kuala Lumpur

UOW reps staff from ICOM outside the international college of music in Kuala Lumpur

The International College of Music (ICOM) in Kuala Lumpur has been validated to offer the University’s BMus (Hons) Professional Music course.

The course covers music performance, arrangement and production, and 23 students are already enrolled. It is expected the numbers will rise to 60.

Staff at ICOM will deliver the course, with support from lecturers at the University’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, based in Walsall. They will visit Kuala Lumpur for staff development and assessments and also to give masterclasses and workshops to students.

Kevin Stannard, Head of Music, said: “I am looking forward to developing collaborative work between student composers and performers at ICOM and the University - as well as forging strong teaching and research links between academic members of staff.“

John Pymm, Dean of the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for us all, and is the first example of supported delivery by the University. The staff team at ICOM has been outstanding during the validation process and I am very much looking forward to working with them. This is a tribute to a dedicated set of musicians in both institutions, whose creativity and tenacity has secured this highly prestigious link.”

Further information

Picture: University of Wolverhampton representatives with the President/CEO, Vice President of Operations and teaching staff from ICOM outside the International College of Music in Kuala Lumpur.

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