Coventry University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
A key aim of our course is to ensure that there is a strong ‘creative practice’ strand of performance and songwriting throughout all three years that relates closely to working in the music industry and this is supported by small group instrumental or vocal lessons as outlined through the ‘Personal Instrumental Learning Plan’. Musicianship skills underpin the practice; music theory for popular music is a significant component of the course at every level; and the course includes modules specifically aimed at building the entrepreneurial skill base and business awareness necessary to operate in the music industry. Critical reflection on your own professional development is included on each level of the practice-based modules, and this subsequently feeds into the development of your own personal web profile. Additionally, you will:
- have specialist instrumental/voice classes.
- create your own personal website during your first semester, thus beginning to build your online artist profile, and which you will populate and curate over the duration of the course.
- engage in experiential learning on UK fieldtrips, which may include professional rehearsals and performances, recording studio tours, and visits to music production facilities.
- engage in online partnerships/projects with music students at other (international) universities.
- have the option to participate in international field trips (such as the U.S., Germany, Brazil, South Africa).
Your main study themes are:
- Performance and songwriting: Your creative practice is at the heart of the course. Throughout you will have opportunities to develop, reflect on and apply your performance and songwriting skills in a range of working scenarios.
- Musicianship skills and popular music theory: Through both individual work and band musicianship you will have the opportunity to develop your core musical and ensemble skills. Ultimately your depth of understanding in popular music theory and musical literacy may be key drivers in gaining suitable work opportunities in the music industry and, consequently, we see an important study theme is a working understanding of music theory.
- Music technology and studio recording: You study and utilise creatively a range of technologies across the course.
- Critical skills: Reflective practice, scholarship, and research are embedded in modules throughout the three years.
- Music industry and the development of the musician as artist: Your studies will include looking at aspects of the music industry and its operation. Moreover, you will create your own personal website during your first semester, thus beginning to build your online artist profile, and which you will populate and curate over the duration of the course.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 / C or above.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.|
The selection process is friendly, informal and designed to help us assess your suitability for the course, and whether it is the right course for you. You should demonstrate prior engagement in songwriting/music composition and performance and your musical skill level should, typically, be at an equivalent to Grade 6 (or above) ABRSM/RSL/LCM on an instrument or voice. Applicants who do not have Grade 6 should be able to demonstrate musical ability equivalent to Grade 6 (e.g. in songwriting/composition) at interview.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|