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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Music Business

UCAS Code: W3N1

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

Entry requirements


A level

D

Scottish Higher

C

Creative and Digital Media

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21-24

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Musicianship and performance studies

Business and management

This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the second year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. It may be possible for applicants holding a relevant HND qualification to apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application.

This dynamic honours degree will provide you with the experience and knowledge to gain a career in the music business. You will benefit from real opportunities, experienced and dedicated staff and strong industry links. Studying at one of the best equipped facilities in Scotland you will be prepared for working in various sectors of the music industry. Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working in event or festival management, music conference management, digital marketing, and with record labels and arts organisations. Placement and employment opportunities are regularly offered and you will be encouraged to attend industry events. Previous students have had work placements in the UK, Europe and the USA and have attended industry events such as SXSW (USA), Eurosonic (Netherlands), BIME (Spain), Reeperbahn Festival (Germany), and Tallinn Music Week (Estonia). In year three of the course, you can apply to study abroad on an Erasmus exchange. The teaching team, based at Perth College UHI, are all active in their disciplines and, as a result, have strong links with current employers in the music industry within the UK and further afield. These links enhance the educational experience, and provide a valuable insight into the contemporary music industries. You will also benefit from a guest speaker programme that has previously included Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder’s manager), Universal Music, Columbia Records, BBC Radio 1, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association.

The Uni


Course location:

Perth College UHI

Department:

Creative and Cultural Industries

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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.

82%
high
Musicianship and performance studies

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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

76%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
43%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
37%
2:1 or above
37%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

After graduation


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

Musicianship and performance studies

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