Songwriting with Foundation Year

Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Interested in songwriting, but not sure how to make a go of it as a career? Like the idea of getting some expert guidance and the space to focus on, and hone, your craft? This degree lets you develop your songwriting skills to a professional standard, and learn about recording, while also understanding how to promote and make money from your songs. If you’re got a flair for writing and love music, this is the ideal way to get a step up into this exciting, competitive industry. Hone your skills During your three years, we’ll guide you through the art of songwriting, and give you plenty of opportunity to develop your skills in our state-of-the-art studios. You’ll work on material with our experienced tutors, and explore a variety of techniques for writing songs to maximise your creative potential. As an integral part of that, you’ll learn about audio production and recording, so you become confident at producing recordings of your own and other people’s work. Collaborate Songwriting is just one part of a bigger music production picture, so you’ll study modules, and collaborate with students, from our other well-established music courses, such as Audio and Music Production, and Music Management and Studio Production. You’ll take part in shared masterclasses and attend guest lectures with our industry partners and associates, including professional songwriters and music publishers, who’ll share the latest insights and expert knowledge with you. Get prepared for employment Songwriting isn’t just a creative pursuit. It’s a business. And we’ll make sure you understand how to promote and monetise your creativity, alongside developing your songwriting talents. You’ll study music publishing – the business of making songs – and learn how to protect your work with legal copyright, as well as covering areas such as marketing, a vital aspect of building your brand as a professional songwriter. You’ll learn about a number of DIY approaches to the music business, and explore other areas of music entrepreneurship too, such as sources of funding and how to set yourself up as a business.

Course details

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

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Course codeSON4
Institution code B94
Campus nameBuckinghamshire New University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Songwriting with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS