Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Music Performance and Recording - Top-up

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Course summary

Would you like to increase your versatility as a performing and recording artist? Are you a performing artist or singer songwriter who wants to become a professional musician? This course has been developed in response to current demands from the music industry. It aims to develop your skills as a performer and writer, along with your technical knowledge and to give you essential industry know-how that can help you to build your music career. This exciting programme draws upon our course team's vast experience of the music industry and is specifically designed in response to the needs of current and future practices. It is aimed at the musician/composer who wants to develop their own instrumental playing, composition and production skills and the industry savvy to launch and promote their career. You will have the opportunity to take performance modules working in both one-to-one and group situations to ensure a relevant understanding of music theory, instrumental and composition skills, and performance techniques. The management strand of this programme ensures that you have the opportunity to develop the skills required to launch and manage your performance career. You will also be able to arrange live events and performances, and network within the industry. You will have access to an impressive range of technical facilities and studios. This includes professionally equipped suites with the latest industry software, a recording studio and surround sound mixing suite making it one of Cardiff’s best audio complexes. Our location, close to the vibrant music scene in Cardiff, provides unique opportunities for placements, work experience and networking. We will also encourage you to collaborate with other musicians and artists at CAVC so you will be able to apply your skills in a variety of live situations, working with performers in a range of genres.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment includes course work, practical assessment and a portfolio submission


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CR11
Institution code:
C16
Campus name:
City Centre Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard entry requires you to have achieved 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5) either via a Diploma in Higher Education, a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). We require a level B2 standard in all of the elements: • reading • writing • speaking • listening


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
EU £13250* Year 1
International £13250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Music Performance and Recording - Top-up at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS