Music Promotion Solent University (Southampton)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

Whether you want to promote bands, design marketing campaigns or put on your own events, Solent’s industry-focused music promotion programme is the ideal way to kick-start a career in the music industry. You’ll graduate well prepared for a range of industry roles with a portfolio of essential marketing, public relations, digital media and event management skills.

As a music promotion student you’ll develop your promotional toolkit by taking part in hands-on projects and exercises. By working on promotional campaigns, live events, case studies and entrepreneurial projects you’ll begin to internalise industry working practices and make contacts that will help you to succeed after graduation.

The University itself is proactive in bringing music to a wider audience. Music promotion students have been instrumental in managing Solent University’s annual city-wide music festival, SMILEfest. You’ll use the festival to launch and manage your group project work, working on media productions, artist marketing, public relations campaigns and live concert promotion.

Learning is supported by a varied guest speaker programme. Solent’s strong links with the music, media and entertainment industries has meant that past students have benefitted from a range of guest speakers including appearances from Andy Copping (Download Festival and Live Nation vice president); Danny Howard (Radio 1); Mike Smith (President of Music, Virgin EMI Universal); Anna Moulson (Melting Vinyl); Rob da Bank (Bestival); Marcus Russell (Oasis manager); Mark Jones (founder of Wall of Sound records); Kate Head (PR for Taylor Swift); James McMahon (Editor, Kerrang! Magazine) and Tones Sampson (Head of Press, One Little Indian records).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year oneCore unitsUnderstanding the Music IndustriesPopular Music in ContextMusic Marketing and PromotionMusic Media and Public RelationsDigital Design for the Music IndustriesWeb Design and Social Media ManagementYear twoCore unitsMediating Music
Live Music IndustriesMultimedia PromotionEvents Management and MarketingMusic Media ProjectOptionsFanzines to Facebook
Noise Annoys: Experiments and Alternatives in Popular MusicPop, Politics and ProtestFreelancing at Solent CreativesPop, Politics and Protest Copyright, Piracy and the Music IndustriesPlease note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.Year three
Core unitsIndividual ProjectCollaborative ProjectCreative EntrepreneurshipFreelancing and Professional DevelopmentOptionsFestival CulturesFilm MusicConsuming MusicFreelancing at Solent CreativesCreative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice*Creative Business Start-up
*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework in the form of projects, portfolios, presentations and essays. During your final year, you will complete an individual project and a large-scale practice-based collaborative project.


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 code WN35
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton 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 Southampton 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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualifications or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points
Alternative entry on this course is available through the Performance Foundation Year
We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.
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 CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 merit level credits and 15 pass level credits
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD
AS In combination with other qualifications
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualfications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualfications
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6)

We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

• Level 5 (year 2) entry

To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

• Level 6 (year 3) entry

To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Southampton 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.