Music Business at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Make it in the world of music with this commercially-focused degree, designed in collaboration with experts from the music industry. If you’re serious about building a career in the music industry, you need to train in the industry. It’s at Confetti where you’ll get the best industry connections, real-life work experience and unrivalled facilities. We operate our own live music and event spaces – like Metronome – that are home to an eclectic mix of commercial-facing events and gigs. It’s here where you’ll learn your trade; the perfect space to learn, develop and connect. You’ll be immersed in the world of music, gaining valuable knowledge and techniques in discovering new talent, setting up your business, marketing and PR, music publishing, intellectual property, the live industry, music recording and distribution. You’ll be able to put your learning into practice through live projects, including the chance to work with Confetti’s very own record label, Denizen. Getting regular insights from leading industry figures is a given; none more so that during our annual Confetti Industry Week where we invite some of the biggest names from industry to deliver talks, masterclasses and performances.


Take a look at our modules during Year 1. For more information, visit the Confetti website. The Music Business (20 credit points) The music industry is an exciting world of interconnection and opportunities. In this module you'll explore the fundamentals of the key areas such as recording, publishing, distribution, consumption, live and artist management examined through a historical musical lens, but focussing on their current and emerging state. Who were the movers and shakers who made things happen and why did they happen that way? How can this apply to you at the start of your journey? Marketing & PR (20 credit points) Arguably, music's value is worthless unless people know it's out there. In this module, you'll explore the fundamental theory of marketing via a series of case studies through the ages of popular music and see how it's not necessarily the money spent, but the ideas that are the key to success. The lessons learned will be considered in your Content Creation Practice and Event Management and Production modules as well as your own external endeavours. Content Creation Practice (20 credit points) A modern entrepreneur is multi-skilled, and this module will give you the important practical skills in graphic design, photography, filming and editing on accessible technology to enable you to create and share marketing content for your creative endeavours in and out of your degree. As well as technical skills, you'll develop a more creative approach by supplying content for a media campaign for an artist as a client as part of the module Event Management and Production module. Economics and Enterprise (20 credit points) Behind every successful artist, tour or release is an actual economic structure. This module will examine the key elements of business theory using existing and historical music business case studies and will open your eyes to key business theories and structures for your future in the industry. Event Management and Production (20 credit points) Live music is the lifeblood of the music industry, and you'll be in good hands at Confetti as our team of experts put on events week in, week out! Regardless of genre, most artists need to perform live. In this module you'll work as part of a team to plan, market and host a live music-related event with one or multiple artists. There'll be a financial element, with all money raised benefiting Confetti's annual chosen charity. Your Music Business Career (20 credit points) You're at the beginning of your journey. You need to know your strengths and what you need to develop so you can focus your energies on filling those gaps. This module will empower you to supercharge the fundamental academic and wellbeing skills you need in your studies and personal adventure. You will explore potential job roles of interest and assess current suitability, and what you need to do to improve your chances of success in those fields. You'll also develop an online presence, which you'll work upon over the three years during your time at Confetti to support your professional profile.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

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Music Business at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS