University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Music Business

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Course summary

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.

Modules

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

Assessment method

Course assessment is through regular coursework submissions, presentations and practical tasks, in addition to examinations in some areas.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W370
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Cardiff
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-music-business/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

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.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
71%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Music Business at University of South Wales - UCAS