In an exciting and opportunity-filled musical landscape, this programme reveals the music business and gives you the skills, depth of knowledge, practical experience and confidence to succeed in a wide range of roles within the music industry. This programme focuses the production, manufacture, marketing and distribution of music as well as setting up a record label. You will gain the necessary knowledge to develop, budget and execute live performances and tours from start to finish. Other highlights include gaining in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP) law and copyright; advanced knowledge of the structure of the industry and the relationships between record labels, music publishing and the live sector; how to negotiate music industry contracts and deals, as well as identifying your own career opportunities and having a strategy for succeeding in your chosen field. Finally, as part of this programme, you will have the opportunity to set up a complete business from proposal to implementation
Year 1: History of the Music Industry The Recording Industry Intellectual Property & Copyright Music Publishing Music Management Digital Music Year 2: The Live Music Industry Music in the Global Marketplace Music Licensing Music Branding & Promotion Digital Marketing Artist Development Year 3: Business Setup & Management Professional Development for the Music Industry Music Futures Start-Up - Personal Project
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
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- Year 3
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum 5.5 is required in each area (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)|
All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language at CEFR level B2, equivalent to grade C / 4 at GCSE. Please note this requirement also applies to mature students (21 or over) without formal qualifications who have been admitted based on their admissions test and/or prior experience. All international students requiring visa sponsorship require an IELTS Academic test. If you are an international student applying for a Student Visa and do not currently have a valid IELTS Academic test, Point Blank will be happy to provide a fee waiver of 185 GBP, to be waived from your fees upon successful registration only. Point Blank will not provide further waivers for resits and the IELTS test booking receipt must be provided as proof of test fee paid. Fee waivers are applicable to tests completed post-application date only.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6000||Year 1|