Popular Music and Business Management at University of Derby - UCAS

Course summary

This distinctive programme will equip you with the ability to interact and innovate within a vibrant environment, nurturing a specialism in popular music and related industries. You will also study key business and management themes to enhance your understanding of how businesses operate. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate
  • Combine Popular Music Production with Business Management to develop your creative and entrepreneurial flair so you can respond to technological and artistic innovations in the industry
  • You'll develop your skills on your chosen instrument through group-based learning activities. You'll also develop your expertise in composition and song writing and will study the social and business context of the world of commercial music
  • Underpin your studies with key business themes such as logistics, management, marketing and human resources to add a global business context to your studies
  • Supercharge your employability with an optional placement year or summer internships to put business theory into practice
HOW YOU’LL LEARN: Our teaching methods are varied and can include:
  • Formal lectures which will at times include expert speakers
  • Seminars: These can be tutor-led or student-led and can include discussions critical analysis of reading, presentations, group work, debates and general problem solving, interaction with real businesses, case study analysis, computer lab work, practical analysis and formative assessment
  • Tutorials: one-to-one sessions with a tutor to discuss the development of assignments
  • Work experience projects
  • Self-directed study
YOUR CAREER: Our graduates are equipped for employment within the modern commercial music sector as performers, composers, producers, educators, promoters, publishers, academics, recording studio engineers and entrepreneurial freelance musicians. They also work in a range of media organisations.  Others have gone on to further study at MA, MSc or PhD level, or successfully completing PGCE for school of college level teaching, some gaining QTS teaching qualifications for primary or secondary education. This enables them to become teachers, entering the primary and secondary education sector, lecturing for colleges of further education and freelance instrumental teaching. Due to the transferable nature of the skills you’ll learn through your Business Management modules, lots of different job roles will be open to you in areas such as:
  • Project management
  • Analysis
  • Consultancy
  • Accountancy
  • Operations
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Logistics
  • Finance
STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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Popular Music and Business Management at University of Derby - UCAS