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Barnsley College Higher Education

Popular Music

UCAS Code: 3R11

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

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96
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Music production

Popular music

PERFORMANCE ROUTE AND PRODUCTION ROUTE
The BA (Hons) Popular Music (Performance or Production Route) will prepare students for a career in the music industry or progression onto higher level academic study or training. The course provides opportunities to develop a broad range of both practical and academic skills.

BA (Hons) Popular Music (Performance Route) covers areas such as solo and band performance, through studio and stage technology to composition and case study. BA (Hons) Popular Music (Production Route) covers areas such as sound recording, mixing and production as well as computer music, composition for media, music business and promotion and video production for the music industry.

All modules link to music industry contexts such as working as a session musician, songwriter, media composer, arranger, performer, studio or live sound engineer, music producer, sound designer, instrument and effect programmer, events promoter, educator or researcher. This leads the student to produce both practical and academic work which is deemed to be of a professional standard within the music industry, culminating in all students working professionally in their final year work experience (which forms part of the Employability Skills for Music module).

Modules

Core modules (Popular Music) include: Music Industry and Society; Composition for Popular Music, Musicianship Skills, Ensemble Performance, Studio and Stage Technology and Solo Performance Skills, Music Business and Society, Session Music Skills, Employability Skills for Music, Advanced Session Musician Skills.
Core Modules (Production) include: Music Industry and Society, Composition for Popular Music, Ensemble Performance, Studio and Stage Technology, Audio Principles Synthesis and Sampling, Music Technology, Recording and Mixing Techniques, Promotion and Video Production for Industry, Employability Skills for Music

Assessment methods

You will learn through lectures and seminars, workshops and studio activities. Your work will be assessed through portfolios, practical demonstrations, written assignments and promotional critiques.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,995
per year
Scotland
£5,995
per year
Wales
£5,995
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus Barnsley (UCB)

Department:

Music

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