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Course summary

Our degree courses with Foundation year offer the opportunity to prepare you for advanced study before you progress onto a full honours degree at the University of Westminster. Whether you do not feel ready for degree-level study, don’t have the right qualifications, want to change your subject specialism or return to study after an absence from education, we aim to encourage a broad range of students to undertake our Foundation year in order to progress onto their full honours degree with us. Our Foundation year in Music is designed to help you to develop creative music expertise across a range of themes. Whether you aspire to become an artist, producer, performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist, entrepreneur, business specialist or educator, this course is designed to nurture those aspirations whilst exposing you to complementary sectors of the music industry, empowering you to develop a unique skillset and musical identity. During the Foundation year, you will get a chance to develop in your chosen field and work with leading academics who will encourage you to become a confident and creative thinker. On successful completion of the Foundation year, you will be able to move on to study for the Music Production, Performance and Business BA Honours degree over a further three or four years of study. Our Music Production, Performance and Business BA degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. Our course will inspire you to develop expertise and experience in the key fields of commercial music: music production, music performance and music business/enterprise. In today's industry, only by having knowledge and understanding of all three specific areas will you be sufficiently prepared for employment and a career in music. Whether you aspire to be a music artist, producer, performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist, entrepreneur, business specialist or educator, our course will nurture your aspirations and ensure you develop a broad range of transferable, music-related skills. We incorporate a strong focus on reflective practice and contextual studies, meaning that our graduates are positioned to become innovators and thought leaders for the future of the constantly evolving music industries. Our music industry links in the thriving London community allow us to provide guest lectures from leading professionals and maximise opportunities for you to network and begin your career while on the course. Based at Harrow Campus, the course also offers unique opportunities to collaborate with students from other academic disciplines including film, TV, radio, fashion and media, and provides networking opportunities with relevant professional societies and organisations. As a result, our graduates have excellent employment opportunities and the ability to build successful careers in many diverse areas of the creative industries.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be asked to submit a short portfolio of their current production work. This will be two tracks, which can be submitted using Google Drive or Dropbox, or via social media sites such as SoundCloud, YouTube, Bandcamp or similar. The tracks are to demonstrate production work and only need to be demos. We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combinations of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15400 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Production, Performance and Business with Foundation at University of Westminster, London - UCAS