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Course summary

Why Study BA Music with us? The course has been designed so you can align your studies with your passion in music and graduate with a degree that represents your interests and skills. With a wide range of optional modules leading to named degree pathways, you can graduate with any of the following titles: BA Music BA Music (Performance/Composition) BA Music (Popular) BA Music (Production) Join our friendly and supportive international community based at our North London campus. Collaborate with students from other creative courses, including Dance, Theatre, Animation, TV Production, Art, Fashion and Games Design and make the most of our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including an industry standard recording and mixing studio, concert grand pianos, sound insulated practice rooms, computer suites and access to a wide range of software, such as Ableton, ProTools, Logic, Max MSP, Melodyne; hybrid analogue/digital recording studio and modular synths. You will be taught by leading industry professionals of national and international standing. Gain key industry links to the music world with regular visiting guest speakers and master-classes from leading practitioners and music industry managers and the opportunity to work with a range of artists and professors in residence including the Firebird Orchestra, Allegri String Quartet, Daniel Miller, Founder of Mute Records and Grammy award winning producer Alan Branch. Get the support you need to succeed You’ll get plenty of support throughout your course, including access to professional staff, coaches, and personal instrumental lessons in your first study instrument or voice. You can also take advantage of our library and music practice facilities. While you’re learning, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor directly related to your course and you'll get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants.

Modules

Year 1 - Compulsory Performance, Composition and Songwriting (30 credits) Critical Thinking in Music (30 credits) Music Technologies (30 credits) Musicianship and Theory (30 credits)~ Year 2 - Compulsory, choose one Popular Music in the 21st Century (30 credits) Music and Culture (30 credits) Year 2 - Optional, choose three Songwriting, Composition and Arranging (30 credits) Style and Theory (30 credits) Sound Art and Interactive Music (30 credits) The New Business of Music (30 credits) Recording and Production (30 credits) Performance and Musicianship (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional, choose four Advanced Composition and Songwriting (30 credits) Negotiated Project (30 credits) Music for Dance, Theatre and Live Shows (30 credits) Music and Sound Design for Screen and Virtual Realities (30 credits) Working in Music (30 credits) Music since the 1960s (30 credits) Popular Music Studies (30 credits) Production Project (30 credits) Advanced Performance and Musicianship (30 credits)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W301
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/music We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview

Portfolio

Other

Entry onto this course requires an online Zoom interview. The interview will start with a group welcome talk followed by 1-1 interviews. Details of your subject specific interview will be emailed to you. Your audition is a chance to show us what stage you're at in your musical development. You'll be asked to perform on your first-study instrument or voice. Choose a short (max 3') piece you've learned in advance and are comfortable performing. You will be expected to be familiar with standard musical notation, and basic music theory and harmony. As a rough guide, you should aim to be at Associated Board (ABRSM) Grade 5 level or similar. We'll also invite you to talk briefly about a musical topic of your choice, and ask about your musical interests and aspirations. If you are unable to attend the interview, you can submit a portfolio instead.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/music
Ba Music at Middlesex University - UCAS