The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Music: Musical Arts

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

UCAS Tariff Points 104-120 General Studies not accepted.

AS levels are accepted in combination with Level Three qualifications; including A-levels and BTECs.

Pass level 3 QAA approved Access Diploma with 104 to 120 UCAS tariff points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

104 to 120 UCAS tariff points.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

UCAS Tariff Points 112 - accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff Points 112

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

UCAS Tariff Points 104-120 -Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

104 to 120 UCAS tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

Minimum number of A2 subjects or equivalent - 2

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music

Brass band, Wind band, Choir, Contemporary music, Big band or Function group. If you’re an instrumental or vocal musician looking for a more traditional music education, then the Musical Arts degree is the right choice for you.

Developed out of Salford’s pioneering Band Musicianship programme, this course will give you the opportunity to study traditional music practices from a broad range of perspectives, developing technical and creative skills alongside academic study. Focused on providing the hands-on experience needed for a professional career in music, you’ll also perform regularly in the department’s acclaimed ensembles, contributing to a varied and extensive annual concert series.

What’s more, this classically orientated music degree is renowned for producing highly successful graduates in the fields of composition, conducting and performance, with alumni including Nigel Clarke, Joe Duddell, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Ben Richeton and Glyn Williams.

**You will**
- Learn from leading musicians as part of a course that is well-known for producing highly successful musicians who are active within industry

- Study in state-of-the-art rehearsal, recording and performance facilities

- Explore creative ideas in the context of cross-genre collaboration

- Develop key skillsets needed to graduate as a Bachelor of Musical Arts, ready to take the first step in your professional career

**Visit our Musical Arts degree CourseFinder webpage** - https://bit.ly/3iDlhxt
**Explore all of our Music courses and read our helpful FAQ** - https://bit.ly/391SUG6
**Sign-up to an Open Day or Campus Tour** - https://bit.ly/2MchZVA

Modules

**Year One**
• Musicianship Skills
• Music and Society: Antiquity to Enlightenment
• Fundamentals of Composition, Arranging and Technology
• Performance Studies
• Music and Society: The Modern Era
• Applied Composition and Technology

**Year Two**
• Music and Context: German Romanticism
You can choose the optional modules
• Advanced Musicianship Skills
• Compositional Practice
• Studio Composition
• Audio for Media
• Studio Recording and Production
• Music Journalism
• Professional Development in the Creative Industries
• Creative Composition and Arranging
• Advanced Musicology
• Advanced Performance Studies
• Advanced Studio Composition
• Advanced Studio and Location Recording
• Ethnomusicology

**Year three**
• Project Scope
• Professional Practice
• Negotiated Major Project

**Visit our Musical Arts degree CourseFinder webpage ** - https://bit.ly/3iDlhxt

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Read full university profile

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
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.

Music

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

72%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£16,494
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
33%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
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.

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

£19k

£19k

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.

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Birmingham
Mathematics and Music
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
Liverpool Hope University
Marketing and Music (with Foundation Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Lower entry requirements
University of Salford
Music: Popular Music and Recording (with a Foundation Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Same University
University of Salford
Music: Musical Arts (with a Foundation Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here