New College Durham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Roots and Popular Music

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Course summary

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This exciting new programme is ideal for musicians who want to further their knowledge of roots and popular music. You will explore the origins of various styles and contextualise them through performance and theory workshops. You will study music performance and theory in addition to developing valuable enterprise skills that will support your career as a performer, music service provider and in music education.

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

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

Course code4R2W
Institution code N28
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

Applicants should possess L3 in music or a relevant equivalent. Experienced musicians may be considered depending on successful audition. All applicants will be auditioned. The audition will include a practical assessment of playing ability and a short music theory paper (grade 5 LCM standard) which will include a context question.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* 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.
Roots and Popular Music at New College Durham - UCAS