Music Industries Management at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Whether you want to manage artists, organise festivals or promote your music, this course will give you the skills to make your mark in the music industry. Prepare to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that employs millions nationwide. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Explore ways of turning your passion into a rewarding career
  • Develop a deep-rooted knowledge of different facets of the industry
  • Learn about key areas of the music industry, including marketing, developing online content, managing live music events, copyright and HR
  • Taught by academic staff with a wealth of industry experience
  • Get involved in real-world projects
Find out more You could be a musician looking to complement your creativity and boost your employment prospects, an entrepreneur with ambitions to transfer your business acumen to the worlds of music and entertainment, or you may just love music. You’ll network with experts and creative professionals at guest lectures and music events around the city and beyond. Collaborative working As a student in Leeds School of Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other undergraduates who share your passion for music. You could be working on projects with musicians from our BA (Hons) Music Performance & Production course, helping them find the best creative outlets for their talents, or you could be working alongside students from courses around the university, in the planning of music events. Industry links You’ll be able to take advantage of our extensive links with the music industry. We are part of the Music Academic Partnership, a ground-breaking collaboration between a select group of educational institutions and UK Music whose aim is to prepare students for successful careers in the music industry. The partnership will give you access to careers advice and work experience opportunities with a variety of organisations, including Live Nation, the Association of Independent Music and PRS for Music. Industry expertise Course team members are involved in Music:Leeds, who work with artists, musicians, local organisations and businesses to support, develop, grow and promote music in the city. Expert staff will also be on hand to support you throughout your studies and their experience will feed into your learning. The course team includes Sam Nicholls, former member of !Forward, Russia! and founder of Dance to the Radio record label which released records from Leeds acts The Pigeon Detectives, The Sunshine Underground and Pulled Apart by Horses. It also includes Vivienne Gaskin, whose specialist interest in performance art saw her run Vivienne Gaskin Cultural Management Ltd., a contemporary artist agency and consultancy, for five years. Artist in Residence Programme The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. We have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints. Why study Music Industries Management at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year of paid employment in industry to build your skills and experience
  • Our partnership with the Music Academic Partnership will give you access to careers advice and work experience opportunities with organisations including Live Nation, the Association of Independent Music and PRS for Music
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  • Access to dedicated music studios, Foley studios, dubbing and music recording studios, acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites in the new Leeds School of Arts Building


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to the Music Industries
  • Artist Management
  • Music & Entertainment Marketing
  • Online Content for the Music Industries
  • Music Industries in Context
  • Professional Practice 1: Employability Skills
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Managing People in Music & Entertainment Organisations
  • Copyright & Law in Music Industries
  • Music, Politics & Society
  • Live Event Planning & Management
  • Professional Practice 2: Research and Supervision Skills
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Innovation in Music Business
  • Major Independent Project
  • Professional Practice 3: Consultancy Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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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

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Music Industries Management at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS