University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Popular Music Performance

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Course summary

Contribute to the local and national music scene by performing, song writing, recording, selling and promoting new and innovative music. BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme aims to develop students into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry. Our students will have access to our industry-standard rehearsal and live performance spaces, including our Corner Lounge informal acoustic performance space in our new University Centre building, and 250 seat live music theatre in the School of Art. Our four rehearsal studios include the very latest in backline equipment and professional PA sound reinforcement. For guitarists and bassists, we have Marshall, Orange, Peavey and Blackstar amplification to cater for many styles, and our drummers can enjoy our top-of-the-range TAMA and Sonor drum kits. Keyboard players have the opportunity to use our Kurweil, Roland and Yamaha electric pianos and our Bechstein grand piano. Industry standard sound reinforcement is available in every rehearsal room for acoustic guitarists and singers, including Shure microphones, Yamaha powered mixers and Peavey loud speakers. For those interested in learning about live sound, our DB fully active live rig and Allen and Heath desks are available for live use. Our specialist technician team, consisting of Pro Tools and Live Sound experts, will be on hand to guide you through the rehearsal process, not to mention our highly qualified academic team that consists of active musicians, who continually produce work, write and record. Our academic team are on hand to help you every step of the way with one-to-one tutorials and a sensible and relaxed attitude to rehearsal studio time and lecturer access. For those wishing to develop additional recording skills, students have the opportunity to study professionally recognised production qualifications, including the Avid Pro Tools 101 course with our in-house Avid Instructor. All students will be expected to become active musicians, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course by taking part in real-world experience by managing and performing at our White Box live sessions. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Sound Production Electronic Music Composition Song Writing and Composition Live Sound Music Theory and Listening Skills Performance 1 Popular Music Studies Level 5 Composition for TV and Film Radio Production Music Theory and Composition Studies Popular Music Studies 2 Performance Portfolio Level 6 Final Major Project Creative Collaboration Dissertation Music Business and Digital Promotion

Assessment method

We believe that demonstrating practical skills is the best way to develop an understanding of live music and performance work. Therefore, our programme is weighted in favour of developing and evidencing practical work (performance and composition etc.), supplemented by written elements including research into previous practitioners and evaluative comments on practical progress. During all modules, students are encouraged to showcase work-in-progress to ensure that everyone is on the path to success.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W315
Institution code:
G80
Campus name:
University Centre Grimsby
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) to grade 4/grade C or above. Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £10500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. In addition to the above, students must possess the following items; Own instrument in good working order plus accessories (lead, sticks etc.), Stationery (pens, paper and plastic wallets), Headphones, Blank CDs, Storage Device (portable hard drive or large USB stick).
Popular Music Performance at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS