The BA (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Production course offers our students the opportunity to be part of the Roland Music Academy. The Academy seeks to be innovative and explore new dimensions in the world of music performance and music technology.
The activities our students complete enable them to experience live projects with outside agencies and partners. This offers real life opportunities for building a portfolio of valuable experience and relevant employer links. Practical performance and production projects are created in our specialised facilities. These include live music rehearsal rooms, the regions only silent live performance suit, recording studios, editing facilities and a working studio theatre performance space.
Our students are continually encouraged and supported to work outside of the University walls and in industry. Work experience placements are supported at every opportunity and relevant considerations and adjustments are made in regards to coursework to ensure that students can make the very most of every opportunity they have.
Although all our students create a body of evidence that meets the requirements of their course, this is achieved by working as both an individual and as a member of a team. Teamwork is pivotal to the modern music industry and our programme is specially designed to enable students from technology and performance pathways to study together and combine their skills when working towards a common goal or product.
This course has achieved outstanding results for students across the entire area. Students can complete their studies and enter their desired area of employment or move onto complete a Master Degree.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Music Theory in Practice
- Introduction to Ensemble Project
- Professional Roles and Practice
- Practitioner Skills 1 (Exploring Genre)
- Practitioner Skills 2 (Exploring Technique)
- Skills for the Professional World
- Ensemble Project
- Popular Music in Practic
- Practitioner Skills 3 (Solo Project Design)
- Practitioner Skills 4 (Solo Project Delivery)
- Dissertation 1 (Advanced Research Skills)
- Dissertation 2 (Final Submission)
- Advanced Ensemble Project
- Practitioner Skills 5 (Advanced Solo Project Design)
- Practitioner Skills 6 (Advanced Solo project Delivery)
64 UCAS points from a combination of the following:
- Minimum of two A Levels
- Level 3 Extended Diploma
- GCSE English grade C or 4 is desirable but not compulsory
- GCSE Maths at grade C or 4 is desirable but not compulsory
- An Access to HE qualification
All candidates will attend an interview, which includes presentation of a portfolio of work or live audition.Applicants without formal qualifications but who possess a portfolio of evidence and experience may be considered via interview.
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of the page.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be prepared to enter a range of employment opportunities including; Performing Musician, Composer, Producer, Live Sound Engineer, Freelance Practitioner, Event’s Organiser, Artist Management, Agent, Major and Indie Record Label Representative, Venue Management and Educator.
“The course gives me specific skills which I can use in the industry once I graduate, and the tutors are always there to support me if I need it.”Marcus Kamsika Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theatre, acting and performance
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