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Course summary

Unlock your potential as an artist with the UK's only Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Songwriting course, tailor-made to propel your career as a successful songwriter. This program is your gateway to honing your songwriting skills, crafting your unique musical style, and mastering the art of recording, production, and product promotion for the music industry. Throughout your time at our University, you'll collaborate extensively within the School of Creative Arts, connecting with fellow students in Composition, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Live Sound, and Lighting, mirroring real industry practices. You'll have numerous opportunities to showcase your music in state-of-the-art performance spaces, including our regular HertsLive event and the thrilling end-of-year SonicHerts festival. Many of our Music department academics are active music industry professionals, including producers, songwriters, composers, remixers, sound designers, and engineers, all of whom bring their invaluable experience and expertise into the teaching environment. This unique course integrates the essential elements for a successful songwriting career, including the ability to craft captivating songs, employ contemporary production techniques, effectively market and promote your work, all while fostering personal and professional growth. If you're a talented songwriter, performer, producer, or music creator eager to expand your understanding of songwriting and its role in the creative industries, this course is your ideal choice. Don't miss this opportunity to realise your full potential as a songwriter.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Songwriting and Artist Development at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS