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Course summary

This pathway of our practice-based, industry-focused course equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a sustained career as a songwriter or producer, or a combination of both. Through continuous support and feedback from professionally experienced tutors you develop your skills across songwriting and production along with essential business knowledge and practical experience. Underpinned by a thorough understanding of music theory; you leave as a highly skilled and educated songwriter and producer able to make decisions to take control of your career. Number of places available each year: 20


/ YEAR ONE: Music Production Techniques 1 / Songwriting Techniques 1 / Music Skills 1 / Music Professional & Creative Practice 1 / Popular Music Studies 1 / // YEAR TWO: Music Production Techniques 2 / Songwriting Techniques 2 / Music Skills 2 / Music Professional & Creative Practice 2 / Popular Music Studies 2 / /// YEAR THREE: The Music Professional / Popular Music Research / The Producer / The Songwriter

Assessment method

You will be required to submit songs and productions for assessment. You also produce a final research paper which is relevant to your interest and career. Practical/written work ratio 80% practical work / 20% written assignments

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Some applicants will be asked to submit demo tracks for preliminary review prior to being considered for an audition in person.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music (Song Writing and Production) at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - UCAS