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Looking to enter the world of music management, working with the latest bands or organising gigs and festivals? Turn your existing qualifications into a full honours degree with Southampton Solent’s music management top-up course to help get your career in the music industry started.
Southampton Solent’s industry-focused top-up degree will help students enhance business skills and knowledge, and develop a solid understanding of the workings and opportunities of the contemporary music industries. Through a combination of practical experience, theory and contextualisation, students build essential skills in music management, such as music business strategy and entrepreneurship, music law, copyright and finance, the mechanics of the music industries and the importance of digital music markets, helping them to enhance career potential within the industry including management companies, artist management, record companies, music publishing, media firms and live music agencies.
Learning is supported by a varied programme of guest speakers, who have previously 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; drum and bass pioneer DJ, Fabio; Joel De’Ath (Sony Music), Sarah Robertson (Bristol Colston Hall), and Mark Lawrence, CEO of The Association for Electronic Music.
Solent is proactive in bringing music to a wider audience. In previous years, students studying our range of music courses have been involved in planning, organising and promoting various music related events from gigs and club nights to the University’s own annual SMILEfest event. This has been through Solent Music, our in-house organisation which manages work experience opportunities and promotes music students’ practice-based work. In addition, you can work with our other in-house creative agencies which provide further opportunities to work with businesses on real-life projects and live briefs aimed at gaining valuable work experience and building a professional network.
Year one: CORE UNITS *Creative Entrepreneurship *Collaborative Project *Music and Culture *Managing Artists and the Media *Management for the Music Business. OPTIONS *Festival Cultures *Consuming Music *Copyright, Piracy and the Music Industries *Film Music
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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|HND (BTEC)||M||Pass a relevant HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.
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