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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Performance degree is designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical skills and strategies to develop your career. The 2-yr accelerated online course means you can work in a way that suits you. The course will help you reach your music goals and realise your full potential. It focusses on what’s really important – the creation of high-quality original music and great live music performance. It's also fully online, giving you the ultimate freedom and flexibility to fit study around your life, not the other way around. As an artist, it’s all about finding your voice and unlocking your creative potential. It’s also about developing the confidence to say what you want to the world and understanding how to build an audience. You’ll be able to access a wide range of content, resources and tuition to suit your individual needs. All online content from our full range of courses is accessible to everyone, so you can tailor your own learning journey. You can build your own music projects into the course, and you’ll complete the degree in only two years.


The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. Throughout the course, you’ll hone songcraft, compositional skills, stagecraft, production, and expand your repertoire. You’ll develop a comprehensive career strategy and learn all about the realities of being a professional artist in today’s music industry. There are also regular online networking events, masterclasses, guest speakers, collaboration and work opportunities so you can build your all-important contacts list. Year One The first year of study focuses on developing well-rounded skills and techniques in songwriting and composition, live performance and audio production, alongside an exploration of traditional and current music industry practice. There is also a focus on the development of a personal style and career strategy. Year Two The second year of the course continues to prioritise the development of high-quality composition and performance, with further focus on innovation in music, technology and business. As the course moves towards its conclusion, the emphasis is on the artist fully taking charge of the direction of their musical output and professional project work. Course structure and modules may change as part of our regular review processes. Any changes affecting students’ expected programme delivery are communicated in advance.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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WaterBear, Brighton
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