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Middlesex University

Music Business and Arts Management

UCAS Code: W3N2

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 distinction or higher)

UCAS Tariff

120
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Music

Management studies

OverviewOur modern BA Music Business and Arts Management degree prepares you for employment or further study in a broad area within the music and arts sectors.Why study BA Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University?Covering areas such as entrepreneurism, project management, live music, musicology, copyright and consultancy, this multi-disciplined degree gives you an excellent overview of the music business as well as contemporary issues in arts management. Its content, an attractive blend of compulsory and elective modules, allow you to specialise in certain areas of expertise as your studies progress. The degree cuts across music, business, cultural studies and law.Our Performing Arts department has a vibrant character like no other and gives you regular contact with the professional music world, with visiting lecturers from the industry who, along with our core teaching team, provide invaluable knowledge and guidance. You can find information on our key staff - all either active practitioners or researchers in music or business - under the Profiles tab.Our students have secured, and continue to secure, internships and placements with the likes of the NME, Bath International Music Festival, EMI, the Barbican and The Puppini Sisters, among many others. You can read more on the employment success of our students under the Careers tab on this page.Course highlightsYou will have access to key performing arts organisations and performance providers across London and the UK.With exciting work placement opportunities, our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduatedWe run a weekly Concerts and Colloquia series and invite guest speakers to speak at the University. Previous guests include Mark Lawrence (PRS for Music), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Tom Robinson (BBC and singer-songwriter), Dave Tomberlin (Interscope-Geffen-A&M), Dr Shruti Jauhari (KM Music Conservatory, India)In recent years, final-year students have attended MIDEM (Cannes), Berlin, Music Futures (Sage Gateshead), and the AIF Congress (Cardiff)As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Introduction to the Music Industries (30 credits) - Compulsory
Managing Arts and Music Projects (30 credits) - Compulsory
Music Contracts and Copyrights (30 credits) - Compulsory
Critical Thinking about Music (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
Live Music Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory
Music Entrepreneurship (30 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Arts Marketing (30 credits) - Optional
Music and Culture (30 credits) - Optional
Music Journalism (30 credits) - Optional
Year 3:
Critical Studies in Music Business and Arts Management (30 credits) - Compulsory
Major Project (60 credits) - Optional
Independent Project (30 credits) - Optional
Community Arts and Music Education (30 credits) - Optional
Contemporary Music Studies (30 credits) - Optional
Music Funding and Finance (30 credits) - Optional
Popular Music Studies (30 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Music
76%
med
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Management studies

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,290
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Music

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Management studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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