Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Digital Music with Foundation Year in Popular Music

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Course summary

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Got a passion for music production? Hoping to pursue a music degree here at Solent University? This year-long popular music production foundation programme is structured to equip you with the broad range of production skills you’ll need to progress onto a full degree. Students will spend the year building production skills and industry awareness, working alongside our experienced course team on a range of different equipment. Available facilities include: five recording studios and four mix workstations, all equipped with Pro|Tools HD and NI Komplete, three ICON DCommand worksurfaces, an analog studio with Audient ASP8024, outboards by Neve, Lexicon and Universal Audio, microphones by Neumann, AKG, Coles, Rode, plug-ins by Waves, McDSP, Sonnox, Yamaha M7 and LS9 digital live mixers, and a Music Technology Lab with 25 Apple Macs, Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius. Students are encouraged to pursue industry work experience throughout the course, and Solent University is ideally located for students to take advantage of the city’s thriving music scene. In the second semester, students will have the opportunity to tailor the course to their own career ambitions, undertaking an assessed live sound production, studio recording project or music production project.

Course details

Modules

Core units Introduction to Popular Music Introduction to Digital Music Introduction to Popular Music Performance Music Industry Pathway Project Major Project (Degree Related)


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeDM03
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level DD From two completed A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications.
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component of reading, writing , speaking and listening. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

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 £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Digital Music with Foundation Year in Popular Music at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS