BA (Hons) in Popular Music

BA (Hons) Popular MusicCourse ModulesWhat our Graduates doEntry Requirements

The BA (Hons) in Popular Music is an exciting programme of study over three years for the contemporary rock/pop musician seeking a career in the music industry. Areas of study include Performance, Song Writing/Composition, Music Technology and Music Business

This programme offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in relation to performance, song writing/ composition, music technology and the music business. Students will develop a wide range of competencies which will equip them for entry into the popular music industry or for further study at postgraduate level.

The programme has a vocational bias and a high level of relevance to actual current practice in the music industry which will help students to become practitioners who are confident and proficient performers, able to create original music, use technology both in performance, recording and composition and who have a highly developed understanding of the music business.

Year three includes focused work in subjects chosen by students from a range of options so that specialised skills and interests can be developed which are relevant to career aspirations. Whilst maintaining a clear professional relevance, students will also be expected to develop transferable and intellectual skills that will facilitate progression to higher levels of study or movement into employment.

An experience that will stay with me throughout life in a very positive way! I had a great time and learnt so much.

BA (Hons) Popular Music Modules offered:

Year One
Year Two
Year Three

Graduates can develop self employment opportunities or gain employment in relation to a wide range of professional activities including performance, song writing/composition, recording/music technology, music business and teaching. The programme also provides the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study at MA level and higher, or to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses for entry into the teaching profession. Additionally it prepares students for direct entry into the music industry.

Graduates may develop self employment opportunities or gain employment in relation to a wide range of professional activities including performance, song writing/composition, recording/music technology, music business and teaching.

A minimum of 64 UCAS points (2017-18 UCAS Tariff). An appropriate level of practical performance skill and experience (instrumental or vocal) is required. Entry is normally by audition/interview which will include instrumental or vocal performance and consideration of previous experience. Overseas candidates may submit recordings and other evidence.

How To Apply
How To Apply Apply through UCAS Course Enquiry Line
01206 712 777
Subject Area(s)
Type
  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
Level(s)
Location
  • Colchester
UCAS W341
Duration

3 years (full-time)
6 years (part-time)
Course Code: ZH3BAPMP01
Part-time Applications direct to Colchester Institute
Start Date: September 2016

Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
Tuition Fees Tuition Fees

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