• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
If you have a passion for music and making things happen, this Music Business (Hons) at University of South Wales is a chance to explore the many avenues available in the music business, be entrepreneurial and develop your specialist business skills. Students come from a range of backgrounds, sharing the common goal of wanting to develop a career in the music industry.
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Overview

These career options include label management , A&R, event management, publishing, artist development, enterprise, marketing and radio. The Music Business (Hons) at University of South Wales has a clear emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and strategic career development, culminating in a final year project that could be the start of your bright career in the music business.

Real-world music projects in the vibrant music scene of Cardiff and South Wales will be part of your student experience on the Music Business course. You’ll be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines, benefiting from the creative community you’ll have access to at the University. Staff have a wealth of experience working within the music industry. You’ll also benefit from regular visits and masterclasses from high-level music industry professionals such as former Coldplay manager, Estelle Wilkinson, Managing Director of leading digital agency Edition, Adam Biddle, and Alun Llwyd and Kevin Tame from notorious Welsh independent label Turnstile.

Career

You will learn management principles and a broad range of business skills helping you to maximise the creative and commercial potential of the artist/business relationship. Your studies will promote entrepreneurship and creative thinking, helping you to create and launch your own business initiative before leaving the course.Graduates will also have transferable and practical experience that can be applied in many other areas of the business environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to The Music Industry
  • Principles of Artist Development
  • Principles of Music Business and Finance
  • The Evolving Music Industry
  • Artist Development and Branding
  • Principles of Music Promotion and Marketing
  • Digital Media in the Creative Industries
  • The Modern Live Industry Running

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer
BCC - CDD to include a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical IB Offer
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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