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Professional Music Performance and Production

BA (Hons)

Top-up degree

Key facts

Award
BA (Hons) Professional Music Performance and Production
School
College of Liberal Arts
Campus or location
University Centre Weston
Taught by
University Centre Weston
Course length
One year full-time, two years part-time.
UCAS codes
Institution Code: B20
Course Code: 814X
Campus Code: C,WESTON

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-Level grades BCC-CCC.

View typical offers for more information.

Explore current trends in the music industry and gain skills to pursue a professional career in music

  • Develop a professional portfolio which could include performance, music production, event management, live sound, and composition
  • Develop the marketing skills to effectively promote your music
  • Extensive performance and live sound opportunities in a range of live music venues, both national and international

Immerse yourself in a thriving music community. This course allows progression for students from music performance and music production backgrounds. The focus of the course is on current trends and personal development within the music industry, equipping you with the technical and business skills to pursue a professional career in music.

Crucially, the course allows you to pursue your own specialisms, developing an industry-relevant portfolio that reflects you and your chosen areas of particular interest at the highest level. Your specialist enquiry could be drawn from areas including but not limited to: songwriting, composition, studio production, event management, or live sound production. You'll also undertake a research project relevant to your professional development and contemporary industry practice.

What you'll learn

Overview

This course will enable you to develop the technical, entrepreneurial and personal skills to prepare for a professional career in the music industry. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the relationships between theory and practice, experiencing music across a range of genres and situations. You will be working with the latest musical techniques and processes, materials and technology, exploring issues around aesthetics, the perception and dissemination of music.

Course structure

Modules may include:

  • Professional development
  • Specialist enquiry
  • Research project

Opportunities

Progression

Graduates from this programme may have the opportunity to:

  • Pursue a professional career in music across disciplines including live performance, studio production, live sound, songwriting, composition, and event management;
  • Gain employment in the wider music industry, including music publishing, music management, event management and music promotion; and
  • Apply to progress to postgraduate study or teaching qualifications.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

This course is taught at University Campus, University Centre Weston, Weston-super-Mare.

Fees

UK and EU students full time

2017/18 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £7,950
Year 2 Published Jan 2018
Year 3 Published Jan 2019

2018/19 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2018
Year 2 Published Jan 2019
Year 3 Published Jan 2020

2019/20 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

International students full time

2017/18 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £13,500
Year 2 Published Jan 2018
Year 3 Published Jan 2019

2018/19 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2018
Year 2 Published Jan 2019
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

2019/20 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

Successful completion of a related Foundation Degree/Higher National Diploma or equivalent with an average grade profile of 50% or above. External applicants will be required to submit an audio portfolio of work.

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Contact our admissions team at admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply webpages.

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Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk 

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