Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Music (Songwriting & Production) + Foundation Year Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Degree level: Undergraduate

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We want to ensure you become who you want to be musically and can make your living working with music, whether performing, creating or producing or a combination of these.
Our Music courses help you develop your skills in popular, contemporary and commercial music and equip you with the essential business skills to succeed. You’ll develop a broad range of skills across performance, composition, song writing and production.
Through two specialist degree options, you can choose the degree that best fits with your ambition from day one. They are Music or Music (Song Writing & Performance) and Music (Song Writing and Production).
You get your music in front of an audience through frequent gig nights, regular festivals and industry showcases. Aside from the business, you also learn how to match your music with an audience. You can collaborate with students from other courses, for example: recorded and live sound, lighting design and management students.

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 W3F1
Institution code L48
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of 48 UCAS points is normally required.
At least one of your Level 3 qualifications as listed below should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that you learn during the year.
A level DD A minimum of two A levels at grade D

At least one of your Level 3 qualifications as listed below should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that you learn during the year.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP A minimum of 48 UCAS points is normally required.
At least one of your Level 3 qualifications should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that you learn during the year.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 48 UCAS points is normally required.
At least one of your Level 3 qualifications should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that you learn during the year.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 UCAS points is normally required.
At least one of your Level 3 qualifications should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that you learn during the year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lipa.ac.uk/pages/entryrequirements.aspx?courseid=12

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,250 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

International students who study the four year BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting and Performance) degree pay a lower fee of £9,250 (plus possible small inflationary increase) for the first year of the four year course and then pay £16,200 for each of the subsequent three years of study.

Provider information

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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Mount Street
Liverpool
L1 9HF


Course contact details

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LIPA Admissions Department

0151 330 3000

Fax: 0151 330 3131