On this course we see no boundaries between performance, production and composition. We look for creative and versatile musicians who wish to develop their performance, production and technical skills to a professional level in order to prepare for a career in the contemporary music industries.
We recruit musicians to the following principal studies: vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drum kit. You will study in a creative environment that fosters collaborative opportunities with students across a range of disciplines, and have access to our bespoke music facilities. Our course nurtures and develops musicians to have the confidence to create original music. Performance, production and composition are integral to our approach whilst providing you with a clear understanding of the business of music and the structure of the music industries. Our experienced tutors and visiting industry professionals will support and stimulate the development of technical skills necessary to thrive as a working musician in the 21st century creative world. On graduation students will have the choice of a wide range of career options.
This dynamic course develops your musicianship through specialist 1:1 vocal/instrumental tuition, a range of band performances and learning from experienced visiting musicians with a range of styles. Most distinctively the University’s vibrant creative community gives you the opportunity to work with creative writers, graphic designers, fine artists, visual communicators, photographers, fashion designers, animators, filmmakers, and creative advertisers as part of our world-facing specialist arts university. As a working musician you’ll come into contact with other creative artists during your career and our degree provides the unique opportunity to build important creative networks and an impressive musical portfolio from the outset of your professional life.
Note: We do not accept deferred entry for the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance course.
We are proud to be academic sponsors of The Ivors Academy, the independent professional body for songwriters and composers in the UK.