This new Level 4 Music course will give you the creative edge you need to gain work in the highly competitive music industry, providing you with the practical skillset and experience required, to make that all-important jump into employment.

For more information, contact James Greenwood greenwoodja@bpc.ac.uk

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

This Music course is scheduled to be staged over 2 years - successful completion of this first year HNC will allow progression to the second HND year.

Completion of the whole course will allow students wishing to continue in education to enrol on an appropriate BA Honours Degree or Level 6 course.

Solent University offer the following progressional BA top-up courses -

BA (Hons) Popular Music Production

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production

BA (Hons) Digital Music

What jobs can I get? 

There are many jobs that the course could lead to, including but not exclusive to the following areas:

  • Studio session musician
  • Live session musician
  • Performer
  • Composer for film, TV, games/apps, media
  • Top line songwriter
  • Arranger
  • Songwriter
  • Transcriber
  • Solo artist
  • Performer
  • Sound designer/assistant sound designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music producer
  • Artist manager
  • Tour manager
  • Music promoter
  • Record label manager
  • Record label owner
  • Event manager
  • Music education

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

  • A practical skills portfolio in Music Performance or Music Production demonstrating relevant skills to the course, to be presented at interview/audition. 
  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 minimum (formerly C), to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus
  • Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, or
  • Subject related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, or
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • An international equivalent of the above

UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels (including one full A Level at 32 tariff points i.e. grade C in a relevant subject) or an equivalent Level 3 vocational course (BTEC, Access to HE).

International entry requirements

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you can enter our Degree Level programmes with the appropriate academic qualifications and UKVI IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (depending on the programme). We accept a wide range of qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons.

 

What about work experience? 

Course costs

Costs 

£6,750 per academic year

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

Course content

Course Content 

This course is taught by fully qualified teachers who are also practicing music industry professionals. Therefore students will receive the high-quality, relevant knowledge and expertise that can be readily applied in the workplace. 

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • The Music Industry
  • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians
  • Professional Development
  • Music and Society
  • Performance
  • Compositional Techniques
  •  Arranging and Remixing
  • Media Composition

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2021

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

M357

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

BA (Hons)

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL

More about the course 

Please note – this guideline is subject to change, but the skills learned will be the same. There may also be additional projects.

For more information, contact James Greenwood greenwoodja@bpc.ac.uk

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

M357

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

BA (Hons)

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL

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