May 11, 2013
Wanna study the history of Slayer, Priest or Maiden and produce a film soundtrack inspired by This is Spinal Tap? We all worship metal already, but if you live in United Kingdom, you could earn a degree, after a college launched the UK’s first Heavy Metal Music Performance degree, The Telegraph reports.
The course will encourage students to explore how the actions of heavy metal figures have been censored throughout history, as well as to study how famous heavy metal bands came into being and the relationship of heavy metal to religion and philosophy.
In the second year students will also get the chance to tour Britain playing heavy metal music at concerts, and tutors say the course is about using the city's reputation for music to prepare students for a career in the industry.
Students will get a foundation degree by studying the two year course, which can be topped up to a full BA degree with a further year's study, that will be awarded by Nottingham Trent University, which has accredited the course.
More than 20 students have already signed up for the two-year foundation degree course, which has fees of £5,750 (US $8,800) per year for 2013-14.
Imagine getting a degree in Heavy Metal? You would be the most overqualified roadie out there.