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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.
Ensemble Performance Skills
Individual Performance Technique
Music Business & Context
Music Technology and Production
Popular Music Studies
Songwriting and Arranging
Instrumental / Vocal Technique 1
Music Creation 1
Music Production 1
Music Professional Practice 1
Musicianship Skills 1
Popular Music Contexts 1
The Professional 1
Instrumental / Vocal Technique 2
Music Creation 2
Music Production 2
Music Professional Practice 2 (The Professional 2)
Musicianship Skills 2
Popular Music Contexts 2
The Music Creator (Option)
The Producer (Option)
The Music Professional (The Professional 3)
The Performer Popular Music Contexts 3
Learning is largely tutor-led in the first two years, and you gradually take on greater responsibility for managing your learning. By your final year, learning is largely industry focused, project-based and self-generated. Rehearsals and performances are assessed. Depending on which degree you choose, you may be required to submit songs, compositions and/or productions for assessment throughout the course. You also produce a final research paper which is relevant to your interests and career.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||
Minimum of five GCSEs grade C required (these should normally include
Maths and English Language). For applicants taking the reformed GCSE
qualifications, we will consider the new grade 4 as being equivalent to
a grade C.
Minimum of 48 UCAS points is normally required. This equates to:
* Two A-Levels at grade D. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding
General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted
* BTEC Extended Diploma – Pass, Pass, Pass
* BTEC Diploma – Merit, Pass
We accept all equivalent UK and overseas qualifications including
Advanced Diplomas, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, European, International and Welsh Baccalaureate, Abitur, Vitnemål and SAT/ACT.
At least one of your Level 3 qualifications as listed above should
normally be in Music and/or Music Technology. If you don’t have this
experience, please contact our Admissions team for guidance.
Music theory knowledge is not required as this will be a key element that
you learn during the year.
Please note: Mature applicants applying for the Foundation Certificate
in Popular Music & Music Technology may not need the above
qualifications if they have had additional relevant experience.
Two A-Levels at grade D. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding
General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||BTEC Extended Diploma – Pass, Pass, Pass|
Additional entry requirements
Some applicants will be asked to submit demo tracks for preliminary review prior to being considered for an audition in person.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|