BA (Hons) in Popular Music
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.
BA (Hons) Popular Music Modules offered:
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.
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