Popular and Commercial Music (Hons), B.A. | University of South Wales | Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Popular and Commercial Music (Hons)

36 months
Duration
14950 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

The Popular and Commercial Music (Hons) degree from  University of South Wales encourages you to develop your own voice and musical identity. Your studies will embrace popular and commercial music in its many forms and sub-genres, from electronica to folk, urban, rock and cutting edge-pop.

Overview

This Popular and Commercial Music (Hons) degree from  University of South Wales is based at USW’s purpose-built campus, in the creative centre of Cardiff.

With an emphasis on original work, our music degree will teach you how to collaborate with your fellow students in performance, songwriting and production. We welcome diversity, collaboration and experimentation. So whatever your musical interests, you can extend your practice to gain skills relevant not only to employment in the music industry, but also to the wider creative industries.

Staff are experienced and high-profile professionals in their own right and many have worked as producers and songwriters. You’ll also learn from regular visits and masterclasses from high-level music industry professionals such as Greg Haver, producer of Manic Street Preachers; Amy Wadge, Ed Sheeran’s co-writer; Gruff Rhys, Super Furry Animals and Steve Sidelnyk, Madonna’s drummer. Studying Popular and Commercial Music in Cardiff, you will develop links with studios, record industry professionals and music companies in this thriving capital city.

Career

By the time you graduate from the Popular and Commercial Music degree, you will have the skills for a wide range of careers in the music, media and entertainment industries, including performance, composition, administration, promotion, multi-media production, and studio work. We have graduates working in the music industry as performers, composers, writers, promoters and administrators, teachers and musicians in the community, as well as those working in new media such as the computer games industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inside the Music (song analysis, music theory and songwriting)
  • Getting Plugged In (immersive module working to a live industry brief)
  • Words and Music (study of music within its historical and cultural context)
  • Artistic Development and Performance (live performance and ensemble playing)
  • Studio Production (developing recording skills in both the live room and control room)
  • The Creative Musician (songwriting and studio/desktop production)
  • Music and Sound for Media (Film, TV, Animation, Games as well as non-visual media such as Radio and Podcasting) OR Understanding Music (advanced music theory and musicology)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer: BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design 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 Access to HE Offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for Popular and Commercial Music (Hons).

Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Chancellors International Development Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of South Wales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
International Office Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of South Wales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
Merit-based Need-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Rapid Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
Merit-based

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Coupons Plus Deals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
Annual Students' Scholarship
Merit-based

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StudyCorgi
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
Fighting Bullying With Technology
Merit-based

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1902 Software
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
Not specified
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
Merit-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
Clean And Recovery Scholarship Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Clean and Recovery
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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StudyCorgi
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
High School Essay Contest
Merit-based

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International Bipolar Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Pearl Lemon Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pearl Lemon
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
750 USD
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Studybay Fall Essay Contest
Need-based

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Studybay
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55 GBP
Deadline
19 Jun 2024
IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship
Merit-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
05 Feb 2025
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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