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Music Business and Arts Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Music and arts management

Music marketing

Overview
Our 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 highlights

You 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 graduated
We 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

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
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.

71%
low
Music and arts management
85%
med
Music marketing

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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

75%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

33%
UK students
67%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

Marketing

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

62%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
16%
First year 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.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

Marketing

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Teaching and educational professionals

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£15k

£15k

£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.

Business and management

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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