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Bath Spa University

Professional Music Performance and Production (Year 3 Top Up)

UCAS Code: 814X

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

M

Successful completion of a related Foundation Degree/Higher National Diploma or equivalent with an average grade profile of 50% or above. External applicants will be required to submit an audio portfolio of work.

You may also need to…

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Musicianship and performance studies

Music

Explore current trends in the music industry and gain the skills you’ll need to pursue a professional career in music.

**Top-up course taught by University Centre Weston (UCW)**

- Develop a professional portfolio in areas such as performance, production, live sound or composition.

- Make your mark in the music industry by learning how to promote your work.

- Benefit from extensive recording and performance opportunities on this music performance and production degree.

This exciting Top-up degree focuses on current trends and career development in the music industry, which is worth more than £4 billion annually in the UK alone.

You’ll produce a professional portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability to work in various roles within the industry, or in related positions in the wider creative sectors. Studies in marketing and promotion also make it ideal if you're looking to launch and sustain a freelance music career.

Modules

Professional Music Performance and Production focuses on the development of advanced technical skills for those with a music performance or production background.

Its inbuilt flexibility will allow you to explore your own specialisms in areas including performance, composition, live sound and event management, alongside gaining fundamental business know-how to maximise your employment or self-employment opportunities.

You'll undertake a substantial research project on a music-related topic that interests you; this will further prepare you for postgraduate study.

Taking advantage of our top-of-the-range equipment, you’ll also receive accredited training in Ableton Live and Logic X, and produce high quality audio products of either your own music or for visiting musicians.

Top-up degrees are Level 6 qualifications that enable the conversion of a Foundation degree or equivalent into a full Honours degree.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a combination of practical exams and coursework. The assessment breakdown is 20% practical exams and 80% coursework. There are no written exams on this course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Weston

Department:

School of Music and 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.

80%
med
Musicianship and performance studies
80%
med
Music

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.

Musicianship and performance studies

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Music

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

Musicianship and performance 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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Musicianship and performance 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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£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.

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

£18k

£18k

£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.

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