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Course summary

This course caters for a wide range of musical interests and tastes and enables you to build the specialist skills necessary to progress in music management, whether as an independent/DIY musician, as part of a large music business, or in any other part of the global music industry. Through core modules you’ll explore the promotion and management of live music, the contemporary recording industry, music publishing, and management in the creative industries more broadly, developing your understanding of the music business through real-world examples. Your major project will take the form of our distinctive music management project giving you the chance to put all your learning and research into practice, as well as offering you an opportunity to develop your music-management CV. You’ll have the chance to study digital business, entrepreneurship or intellectual property law, gaining knowledge and skills that you can then apply in your project work and in your future career. We have a variety of excellent facilities to support your learning, including rehearsal, performance and practice spaces, recording and electronic music studios, a music psychology lab, and five libraries that provide access to a wide range of books, periodicals, and online resources. We are also one of the few Schools of Music with an Industrial Advisory Board, which includes leaders from across the music industry and supports the ongoing development of our courses and curriculum. The University of Leeds is ideally situated for studying music management owing to our city’s great musical, artistic and cultural diversity, and our leading venues including the First Direct Arena, O2 Academy, Leeds Grand Theatre and Leeds Town Hall. The School of Music also has close working relationships with prestigious arts organisations: we host BBC Radio 3 concerts, Leeds Lieder and the Leeds International Piano Competition, and we engage with the flagship DARE partnership between the University and Opera North. We are also closely associated with Leeds Baroque and we engage with many other performing arts organisations in Leeds, which enjoys a thriving music and cultural scene. This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a management career in the music industry, including as a self-employed musician, and for existing music-industry managers wishing to enhance their skills or undertake continuous professional development.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in music. Other relevant experience will also be considered if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Please contact us for more information.

Fees and funding

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Music Management at University of Leeds - UCAS