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Popular Music Performance

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: W340 | Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Popular music performance

Thinking about studying a music degree? Want to specialise in popular and modern music? This BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance will help you develop as a live or studio performer, session musician, composer or songwriter. As a student you will gain a deep knowledge of music and will cover topics like Studio Performance and Production, Digital Media and Promotion. You’ll join our vibrant, creative community where you will have the chance to collaborate with like-minded students to host gigs, develop your own music and produce videos and album artwork. So, whether you want to record the next hit single, write score for film and TV, or work as a pit-band musician, our innovative degree can help you on your way

Modules

Year One: Creative Collective Performance • Ensemble Skills • General Musicianship • Industry Practitioner • Studio Performance and Production • Technical Studies. Year Two: Advanced Technical Studies • Artist Case Study • Composition Portfolio • Creative Technology • Digital Media and Promotion • Professional Performance. Year Three: Composing to a brief • Major Recital • Music Practitioner Profile • Professional Project.

Assessment methods

The degree is taught through Practical sessions • Tutorials • Lectures • Group work • Guest lectures • Experience of work. Students are assessed through Demonstration of skills • Application of skills • Project • Creative reports • Research portfolio

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

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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.

75%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

67%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
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

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

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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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