Music Business and Creative Industries

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Working in the music business and creative industries is the ultimate goal for those of us who hate the idea of the 9 to 5. Whether you see your future as a digital entrepreneur, artist manager, label boss, promoter, tour manager or marketeer, this course covers all aspects of the creative industries. We give you a 360° view. This is a rewarding, challenging, dynamic and ever changing industry. It's also big business and a constantly evolving sector with a myriad of career opportunities. And you'll be working with, and for, the people who make the music; gigs, events, TV, radio, press, promotions. On this course, you will attend industry events and conferences and deliver on real time industry briefs (our tutors source real projects, with real-world goals and deadlines); whether that’s producing a cover mount CD compilation for Music Week, creating band and brand associations or managing the finances of a tour. And with two opportunities for work-based learning in 2nd and 3rd year, you might be working in the industry before you even graduate, with a wealth of real and relevant experience in your chosen career. Our tutors and guest lecturers actually work in the music and creative industries, for clients including Reverb XL publishing, Manchester International Festival, Parklife, Ear to the Ground Events, BBC, Granada, Accessories4technology, Ubisoft, Visible Noise, Whizz Kid TV, Bloodstock, Greenbelt Festival, PIAS and MMF. They have worked with artists such as 2manyDJ's, Madness, Massive Attack, Katie Melua, Andy Burrows, Cattle and Cane, 808 State, Shades of Rhythm, Genesis, Bob Marley, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Hall & Oates.

Course details


Year One - Music, Digital and Creative Industries - Study Skills and Professional Development - Marketing for the Music and Creative Industries - Introduction to Musicology - Project Pitching - Year Two - IPR and Legal Issues - Synchronisation and Branding - Live Events - Entrepreneurial Skills - Preparation for Industry Work - Work Based Learning - Year Three - Self-Employment in Music and Creative Industries - Advanced Work Based Learning Major Project - Advanced Music, Digital and Creative Industries - People and Project Management

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW390
Institution code C30
Campus nameSpirit Studios
Campus codeZ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points at A2 or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You should also have achieved Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English, or an equivalent (UK equivalents include key skills level 3 or functional skills level 2).

If English is not your first language, English at IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) will be required.

Additional entry requirements


You will also be invited to an interview, with subject experience and enthusiasm the primary basis on which you will be selected. European applicants may not be able to attend an interview in the UK; once your application has been processed, you should submit an e-portfolio, CD or DVD of your recent work by arrangement with us; this will be followed by a telephone interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Music Business and Creative Industries at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS