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Popular Music
Popular Music BA (Hons)
Popular Music BA (Hons)

Popular Music BA (Hons)

  • ID:UNIC440271
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£2,666.67
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£2,666.67
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • A typical offer is BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC.
  • An interview

English requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands

Course Information

Our Popular Music course will help you to develop your musical creativity, critical analysis and recording skills, giving you the opportunity to become a fully equipped musician for the 21st century.

We will give you all the skills you need to become a creative music practitioner, helping you to understand how to work in a range of areas in the music and media industry, as well as the teaching profession and other related areas.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Our degree in Popular Music equips you with the skills your need to compose, record and produce music. You will graduate with a 360° view of the music industry, your place within it and how you can move forward from here. The course follows three strands:

  • Performing and Composing
  • Recording and Producing
  • Thinking and Writing

When you graduate you will be more than a performer and engineer, you will understand why music is important culturally and economically and understand how the music industry fits together. With the changes to music distribution and marketing that have taken place over the past ten years, musicians need to be a part of this change rather than pursuing old ideas of labels and deals.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
  • Foundation Study Framework
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in music industry: musician, performer, producer, songwriter, artist liaison

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

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