Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Career Musician

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Course summary

Designed for today's independent, self-motivated musicians and artists, this course focuses primarily on technique, performance, composition, production and business. Alongside music creation, musicians are empowered to develop a strategic approach to sustainable careers in the new digital music industry. We regret that this course is not currently available to applicants who’d require a Student Visa. However, we also offer BA(Hons) Career Musician on a 2-year, full-time distance learning basis, and this is open to everyone. For more information, please take a look at the WaterBear website: https://www.waterbear.org.uk

Course details


Year One The first year of study focuses on developing well-rounded skills and techniques in performing, composition and production, alongside an exploration of traditional and current music industry practice. Modules ·      Your Music ·      Your Music Industry ·      Your Musical Development ·      Your Strategy Year Two The second year of the course continues to prioritise musical development in your chosen specialism (guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, production), but the focus shifts towards the development of a personal style and the exploration of innovation in music and business. Modules ·      Who Are You? ·      Making Things Happen ·      Innovation in Music ·      Innovation in Music Industry Year Three The third year of the course moves towards the musician fully taking charge of the direction of their musical and project work. This year is a bridge into your future employment. Modules ·      Dissertation ·      Journeys ·      Destinations Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the course leader.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

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Career Musician at Falmouth University - UCAS