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PROSPECTUS 2017

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Learn and contribute to the music industry by composing, recording, promoting, selling, and performing creative music.

 
 
 
 
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About the BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme aims to develop students into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry.

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Annual Salary
£16,000
Entry Salary
£22,000
Mid Range Salary
£40,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
67%
33%
24%

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points (UCAS 2017 tariff). This equates to MMP or above at BTEC National Diploma, CCD at A-Level, or Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media). Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above.


Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.

What you will learn

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year One focuses on the development of key skills required of a modern musician including: Performance; Electronic Music Composition; Live Sound; Song Writing and Composition; Music Theory and Listening Skills; Sound Production and Popular Music Studies.
Year 2 (Level 5)

Year Two applies knowledge gained in Year One by developing and applying skills in: Performance Portfolio; Composition for TV and Film, Radio Production; Music Theory and Composition Studies and Popular Music Studies 2
Year 3 (Level 6)
Honours Stage allows learners to tailor their study programme to fit their career path/specialism. Focus will be on: Final Major Project; Creative Collaboration; Dissertation and Music Business and Digital Promotion.

What Next

The programme has been carefully constructed to provide students with a clear pathway from skills acquisition, through to application and development, finishing with a 'springboard to industry' in the final year.


Our students are expected to become active musicians and producers, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course. Our real-world experience in managing our White Box Sessions and record label offer a unique opportunity for learners to practice and contribute to the industry in preparation for forging their own career and creative pathway.


Other opportunities exist to pursue postgraduate study (teacher training), employment as a performing musician, recording and production industry, multimedia, radio and television, music promotion and management.

What our Learners Say

If I had the chance to do it all again, I would without a doubt.
What our Learners Say
“Coming to university has been such a beneficial experience for me. Before starting the course my literacy skills were not very good, however during my three years I have learned to write academically, which will hopefully prove to be useful in other areas of my life in the future. University has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in my favourite subject whilst enjoying myself and continuously learning. Throughout the course I have gained valuable life skills and will be leaving as a new and improved individual. If I had the chance to do it all again, I would without a doubt. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Grimsby University and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to learn about a subject they enjoy."

Programme Benefits

The course will equip students with the knowledge to understand and be able to apply theoretical and contextual concepts, through deconstruction and critical analysis of own practice, to ‘real world’ scenarios in a competitive and fast-paced entertainment sector.

Our students will develop the necessary skills to read and compose music in a creative way and allow students to access and confidently operate in individual and group studio recording sessions.Our course aims to provide students the opportunity for the practise of music and performance with industry-standard equipment in individual and group rehearsal environments.

Students will develop and understanding of the music industry and opportunities for employment as a musician or producer and to develop in students the ability to apply research and inquiry skills to explore related topics in depth.


Learning & Teaching Methods

Students will need to attend university two days a week. They will also need time for self-directed study and assessment completion, which can be done at home or at university to suit individuals’ commitments and preferences.




More information

UCAS Code:W315
Credit Level:6
Credit value:360
Course start date: September
Course duration: 3 years full time
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BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Your programme

About the BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme aims to develop students into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry.

This is a fantastic course for anyone wanting to pursue a career in music. It covers both conventional music skills and related technology with an emphasis on creative applications including composition for a wide range of media, live performances through to computer-based song writing.

develop a portfolio including varied selections of performance and production opportunities with a view to increasing employability in a diverse and challenging sectorbe expected to become active musicians, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course by taking part in real-world experience by managing our White Box Sessionsbe thrust into a busy life of rehearsals creating new, original, interesting and challenging work which demonstrates top-class skillstake advantage of a stock of hundreds of industry-standard microphones, instruments, backline, drum kits, PA systems and keyboards that complement our four professional rehearsal studios and large live theatre space

Programme Benefits

The course will equip students with the knowledge to understand and be able to apply theoretical and contextual concepts, through deconstruction and critical analysis of own practice, to ‘real world’ scenarios in a competitive and fast-paced entertainment sector.

Our students will develop the necessary skills to read and compose music in a creative way and allow students to access and confidently operate in individual and group studio recording sessions.Our course aims to provide students the opportunity for the practise of music and performance with industry-standard equipment in individual and group rehearsal environments.

Students will develop and understanding of the music industry and opportunities for employment as a musician or producer and to develop in students the ability to apply research and inquiry skills to explore related topics in depth.

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points (UCAS 2017 tariff). This equates to MMP or above at BTEC National Diploma, CCD at A-Level, or Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media). Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above.


Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.

What you will learn

Year 1

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year One focuses on the development of key skills required of a modern musician including: Performance; Electronic Music Composition; Live Sound; Song Writing and Composition; Music Theory and Listening Skills; Sound Production and Popular Music Studies.

Year 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year Two applies knowledge gained in Year One by developing and applying skills in: Performance Portfolio; Composition for TV and Film, Radio Production; Music Theory and Composition Studies and Popular Music Studies 2

Year 3

Year 3 (Level 6)
Honours Stage allows learners to tailor their study programme to fit their career path/specialism. Focus will be on: Final Major Project; Creative Collaboration; Dissertation and Music Business and Digital Promotion.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Students will need to attend university two days a week. They will also need time for self-directed study and assessment completion, which can be done at home or at university to suit individuals’ commitments and preferences.

More information

UCAS Code:W315
Credit Level:6
Credit value:360
Course start date: September
Course duration: 3 years full time

What Next

The programme has been carefully constructed to provide students with a clear pathway from skills acquisition, through to application and development, finishing with a 'springboard to industry' in the final year.


Our students are expected to become active musicians and producers, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course. Our real-world experience in managing our White Box Sessions and record label offer a unique opportunity for learners to practice and contribute to the industry in preparation for forging their own career and creative pathway.


Other opportunities exist to pursue postgraduate study (teacher training), employment as a performing musician, recording and production industry, multimedia, radio and television, music promotion and management.

What to do next?

Interested in this course? contact us on 0800 328 3631 or headmissions@grimsby.ac.uk.

Not sure? why not visit us at our next open event, they are a great way to find out about what we have to offer so come along and have a chat with the tutors and see what courses are available.

Our next open event/s will be:

Saturday
13th May
 10am - 1pm


Equality & Diversity

All of our activities in relation to teaching, safeguarding, training, recruitment, retention and progression are core business areas where we must be mindful of the diverse needs of those we work with. Although the law no longer requires public sector organisations to produce equality schemes, the Grimsby Institute Group has produced an Equality Statement, which is more than mere words, but a statement of our intent.

This statement underpinned by declarations from the leaders of the Grimsby Institute Group include many actions we believe will proactively eliminate all forms of discrimination where they exist and prevent them from occurring in the first instance.

Equality Intent turning into equality action is the future ethos and philosophy of the Grimsby Institute Group and as the principal lead for Equality, Diversity Inclusion & Human Rights the Grimsby Institute Group will demonstrate this commitment in all that they do.


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