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Course summary

About this Course: This course is an exciting three-year course, designed to equip you with a broad range of skills for entering the music industry. Your studies will include the history and theory of popular music, studio production, song writing, composition, music industry studies, live sound and group performance. The degree course offers you the chance to be part of the Roland Music Academy, using the latest industry-standard equipment. Teamwork is a big part of the modern music industry, and our programme is specially designed to enable students from technology and performance pathways to study together and combine their skills. The Roland Music Academy seeks to be innovative and explore new dimensions in the world of music performance and music technology. We offer cutting-edge studio facilities, excellent personal tuition, and an ability to work as part of a team in a friendly environment. The College also offers excellent transport links and a vibrant student community, at a very competitive price point and your qualification will be a recognised degree from the University of Hull, which has close working links with the College. This qualification also offers the opportunity for learners completing a Foundation Degree the chance to top-up to a full degree. On this course, you can expect: • To develop your practical, technical and creative skills, both in the studio and onstage • To acquire professional skills in recording, producing, promoting, performing, researching, analysing and criticising popular music • To enhance your career potential within the broad range of music-related professions; including performance, live sound engineering, studio recording, production, management, events organising, promotion and teaching • To develop a critical understanding of current and emerging practices in the performance of popular music • To experience real-work practices within the music industry through collaborative projects, live briefs and input from industry professionals • To have the opportunity to undertake work-based or community-based learning • To understand financial frameworks, including sponsorship, government-based grants and self-employment, understand financial frameworks, including sponsorship, government-based grants and self-employment Modules Covered: Year 1 -Music Theory in Practice -Performance 1 and 2 -Professional Roles and Practice -Practitioner Skills 1 and 2 -Skills for the Professional World Year 2 -Musicology -Performance Project -Popular Music in Practice -Practitioner Skills 3 and 4 Year 3 -Dissertation -Performance Showcase -Practitioner Skills 5 and 6 Progression:

  • Master’s level courses in audio production, performance or popular musicology
  • Employed as a performing musician, producer, live sound engineer, events management
or freelancer practitioner
  • Teaching or teacher training in the relevant subject areas.
Entry Requirements:
  • 64 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification or substantial relevant experience
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
  • HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent level will be accepted for direct entry onto Level 5 or 6
  • International learners should also have an English Language IELTS score of 5.5 minimum.
  • Candidates will be interviewed and auditioned for entry. Those wishing to pursue a technical pathway will be asked to present a portfolio
Students from non-traditional academic backgrounds will be considered at interview based on their audition and prior experience. Audition and interview will be taken at all levels. ​ If you do not meet these requirements please contact us as we are able to consider applicants with other qualifications, relevant experience or personal circumstances on an individual basis.

How to apply

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Rotherham College - Town Centre Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

•International learners should also have an English Language IELTS score of 5.5 minimum

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

•64 UCAS points from an Extended Diploma or the equivalent in A-Levels as well as in both or 60 Level 3 credits from an appropriate Access to HE qualification •GCSE English and GCSE Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent) •Relevant industry experience will also be considered •A Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or equivalent level qualification in an appropriate subject will be accepted for direct entry onto Level 5 or 6

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5•International learners should also have an English Language IELTS score of 5.5 minimum

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6900 Year 1
Scotland £6900 Year 1
Wales £6900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Popular Music Performance and Production at University Centre Rotherham - UCAS