If you have a passion for music and making things happen, this degree is a chance to explore the many avenues available in the music business, be entrepreneurial and develop your specialist business skills. Students come from a range of backgrounds, sharing the common goal of wanting to develop a career in the music industry. These career options include label management , A&R, event management, publishing, artist development, enterprise, marketing and radio. Real-world music projects in the vibrant music scene of Cardiff and South Wales will be part of your student experience. You’ll be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines, benefiting from the creative community you’ll have access to at the University. Staff have a wealth of experience working within the music industry. You’ll also benefit from regular visits and masterclasses from high-level music industry professionals such as former Coldplay manager, Estelle Wilkinson, Managing Director of leading digital agency Edition, Adam Biddle, and Alun Llwyd and Kevin Tame from notorious Welsh independent label Turnstile.
Year One •Introduction to The Music Industry •Principles of Artist Development •Principles of Music Business and Finance •Words and Music: Culture, Context and Criticism •Artist Development and Branding •Principles of Music Promotion and Marketing Year Two •Digital Media in the Creative Industries •The Modern Live Industry Running •Music Contracts and the Law •Creative Event Management •The Future of Intellectual Property in the Music Industry Year Three •Entrepreneurship and the New Routes to Market •Major Project •Entrepreneurship and Business Project •Management in the Creative Sector •Strategic Business Management in the Entertainment Industry
Course assessment is through regular coursework submissions, presentations and practical tasks, in addition to examinations in some areas.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances
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Additional entry requirements
Selection for this course is based on a suitable application. If you do not meet the entry criteria you may also be required to attend an interview to help us assess your suitability for the course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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University of South Wales