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Popular Music Performance

University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

UCAS Code: W315 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Popular music performance

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme aims to develop students into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry. Our students will have access to our industry-standard rehearsal and live performance spaces, including our Corner Lounge informal acoustic performance space in our new University Centre building and 250 seat live music theatre in the School of Art.
Our four rehearsal studios include the very latest in backline equipment and professional PA sound reinforcement. For guitarists and bassists we have Marshall, Orange, Peavey and Blackstar amplification to cater for many styles, and our drummers can enjoy our top-of-the-range TAMA and Sonor drum kits. Keyboard players have the opportunity to use our Kurweil, Roland and Yamaha electric pianos and our Bechstein grand piano. Industry standard sound reinforcement is available in every rehearsal room for acoustic guitarists and singers, including Shure microphones, Yamaha powered mixers and Peavey loud speakers. For those interested in learning about live sound, our DB fully active live rig and Allen and Heath desks are available for live use.
Our specialist technician team, consisting of Pro Tools and Live Sound experts, will be on hand to guide you through the rehearsal process, not to mention our highly qualified academic team that consists of active musicians who continually produce work, write and record. Our academic team are on hand to help you every step of the way with one-to-one tutorials and a sensible and relaxed attitude to rehearsal studio time and lecturer access.
For those wishing to develop additional recording skills, students can have the opportunity to study professionally recognised production qualifications including the Avid Pro Tools 101 course with our in-house Avid Instructor.
All students will be 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 and performing at our White Box live sessions.

Modules

Level 4
Sound Production
Electronic Music Composition
Song Writing and Composition
Live Sound
Music Theory and Listening Skills
Performance 1
Popular Music Studies

Level 5
Composition for TV and Film
Radio Production
Music Theory and Composition?Studies
Popular Music Studies 2
Performance?Portfolio

Level 6
Final Major Project
Creative Collaboration
Dissertation
Music Business and Digital Promotion

Assessment methods

We believe that demonstrating practical skills is the best way to develop an understanding of live music and performance work. Therefore, our programme is weighted in favour of developing and evidencing practical work (performance and composition etc.), supplemented by written elements including research into previous practitioners and evaluative comments on practical progress. During all modules, students are encouraged to showcase work-in-progress to ensure that everyone is on the path to success.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£10,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Creative and Digital - GIFHE

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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.

76%
med
Popular music performance

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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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
50%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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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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Lower entry requirements
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