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Commercial Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Ayr, United Kingdom
Commercial Music degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is designed for anyone with a passion for music and who wishes to forge a lifelong and varied career in the industry.

About

Commercial Music degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland  is aimed at songwriters, producers and DJs, and those wishing to run small record companies or to stage live events.You will work with UWS staff and visiting lecturers, who are themselves practising music industry professionals, and make key contacts across the music industry. Whether you are interested in a career in music promotion, tour management, sound engineering and production or performance, this degree will prepare you for success in the fast-changing modern music business.Music is one of the UK's largest industries by export alone and this programme aims to help those with talent, drive and ability to forge a varied career. Developed in response to industry requirements, the focus is on a rapidly developing modern music business and the exciting opportunities brought about by new media.

Guest speakers have included Shirley Manson and Ricky Ross.

Professional Approval and Accreditation 

BA Commercial Music is part of the UWS Creative Skillset Media Academy, is an Avid Authorised Training Partner and has JAMES accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of music performance and production.
  • Focus on your chosen specialism of performance or production, while developing your understanding of media theory and intellectual property.
  • Deepen your engagement with your specialist area of study, completing a major self-directed project. You may also undertake work-related learning.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

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General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points
  • A levels: CCC or 96 UCAS Tariff points
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL)
  • Scottish Wider Accesss Programme: Access to Humanities BBB with Higher English or equivalent or Comm4 and Literature 1

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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