Music Management Solent University (Southampton)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

Do you want to manage the latest bands, plan tours, build an audience and oversee the business of music? Southampton Solent’s music management degree will provide you with a thorough understanding of management, finance and copyright law, as well as career building and entrepreneurial skills, all with a strong music industry focus.

On this industry focused degree you'll develop a solid understanding of the issues facing the contemporary recorded and live music industries. Through a combination of theory-based and hands-on teaching, you'll learn about the industry culture and build essential skills in music management, artist management, music business strategy, music law, copyright, finance, live event management and entrepreneurship. You'll graduate fully prepared to take on a range of roles within the music industry.

Learning is supported by a varied guest speaker programme and strong links with the music, media and entertainment industries. Past guest speakers have included Oasis Manager, Marcus Russell; Vice President of Live Nation UK, Andy Copping; Radio 1 and Bestival’s Rob da Bank; owner of the 25 Hour Convenience Store record label, Wayne Clarke; Franz Ferdinand and Vaccines manager, Cerne Canning; Mute Records’ head of press, Zoe Miller; tour manager, Tre Stead; Radio 1 DJ, Danny Howard; legendary drum & bass DJ, Fabio; and Mark Lawrence, CEO of The Association for Electronic Music.

The course places a strong emphasis on gaining hands-on work experience and past students have enjoyed work experience opportunities at Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Blissfields and Isle of Wight festivals, as well as working with other music businesses, venues and artists.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year oneCore unitsUnderstanding the Music IndustriesPopular Music in ContextMusic Media and Public RelationsPrinciples of Music ManagementOnline Music ManagementFinancial Management and PlanningYear twoCore unitsLive Music IndustriesMusic Contracts, Copyright and the LawCreative Music ManagementEvents Management and Marketing
Artist and Brand ManagementOptionsNoise Annoys: Experiments and Alternatives in Popular MusicCreative Sound Design
Pop, Politics and ProtestCopyright, Piracy and the Music IndustriesFanzines to FacebookFreelancing at Solent Creatives (Media) 2
LanguagesPlease note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.Year threeCore unitsIndividual ProjectCollaborative ProjectCreative Entrepreneurship*Freelancing in the Music Industries

*Options

*Festival Cultures *Film Music *Consuming Music *Festival Cultures *Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Media) *Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice *Languages *Creative Business Start-up

*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

You will be assessed on 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 W375
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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D*.
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 enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
A level BBC From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D*.
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 enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D*.
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 enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.


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.