Music Business and Event Management at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Managing, promoting, branding and publishing Working in the music industry requires independent thinking, problem solving and creativity. Throughout our Music Business & Event Management degree, Spirit Studios will help you gain these skills and more, and help you make your first steps into the global music industry. Designed by industry practitioners, this course will give you the opportunity to develop your networks, knowledge and reputation within the music industry. Whether you want to go into the world of artist management, live events organisation, or music marketing, we’ll help you forge your own path. You’ll examine current business structures and commercial activities, gaining an in-depth understanding of the industry and how everything functions within it. Explore how music is released and look at emerging trends with music marketing and e-commerce. You’ll learn everything you need to know about running live events from design and production to logistics and promotion. Throughout the course you’ll have ample opportunity to get on-the-job experience with work based learning modules. Your favourite labels, publishers, gigs, festivals, club nights, bands and artists all depend on business professionals. Your music career starts here. About Spirit Studios Spanning over four decades of iconic music history in Manchester, our early days as a commercial recording studio and rehearsal space saw the likes of local legends The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Simply Red and many more passing through our doors. Spirit Studios then became the first music production and sound engineering school in the UK (formerly known as School of Sound Recording), and since then we’ve continued to nurture the next generation of producers, engineers, artists and business owners. Our purpose-built facilities, expert insight, professionally active tutors and creative partnerships enable us to offer the most up to date and relevant training, and provide you with real career opportunities.


YEAR 1: Planning and Staging Music Events Music Business Structures Online Music and Marketing Music Publishing Career Focus One: Exploring Entrepreneurship YEAR 2: Rights Management and Synchronisation Digital Content Design Live Events Popular Music Research Career Focus Two: Work Based Learning YEAR 3: Event Design and Audience Experience Digital Music Futures Career Focus Three: Employment and Enterprise in the Creative Industries Dissertation

Assessment method

We pride ourselves on providing a variety of assessment methods; these are balanced between industry standards and an academic range that is aimed at varied student profiles and abilities. Some modules may include on overall portfolio, others may have several varied assessments that encompass practical and written elements. Students may work on a solo project or also have the opportunity to work collaboratively in class or within external partnerships. All portfolios and written material are submitted electronically via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), practical exams are undertaken within studio or venue settings on a live basis. Feedback is delivered electronically directly to the student in a written and matrix format. There is opportunity to discuss your feedback in a one-to-one tutorial. We use a variety of the following assessment methods: • Portfolios • Practical coursework • Practical Exams • Presentations • Written Tests • Written Reports • Written Essays • Professional Discussions • Viva Voce

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Music Business and Event Management at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS