Throughout your Popular Music with Game Design Studies (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool , you will develop an in-depth and critical understanding of popular music repertoires, cultures, and practices. We have a particular specialism in this area, having established the Institute of Popular Music (IPM) – the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music – in 1988.
A suite of compulsory modules in your first year will build the foundations for Years 2 and 3, in which your Popular Music modules will be entirely optional. We offer a broad range of theoretical, practical and industry-related modules, and teaching is supported by a range of newly-refurbished, industry-standard facilities.
Studying Music opens up many career opportunities. As well as jobs in music (from performance, composition, and production, through to teaching, music therapy and community arts), employers in many sectors are increasingly seeking arts and humanities graduates for their transferable skills. As a music student you will achieve creative flair and imagination, confidence in expressing yourself, an openness to new ideas, a capacity for hard work and an ability to analyse data. You will learn the value of working with others towards a shared, finished product and a whole range of flexible, professional skills.
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- Popular Music History
- Music in Contexts: Why Music Matters
- Music As An Industry
- Game Design Studies
- Games and Meaning
- Theory in Practice: Exploring Music's Construction
- Popular Music Theory in Practice
- Classical Music History
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesDesign Music Video Games & Multimedia View 570 other Bachelors in Design in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A level requirements: ABB. Offer may be reduced to BBB for those candidates achieving grade 8 distinction in any instrument.
- Subject requirements: No specific subject requirements. If an applicant is taking grade 8 in any instrument (or singing), a dual offer can be made: ABB or BBB with grade 8 Distinction. Some of our optional modules require academic demonstration of ability.
- BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.
- International Baccalaureate: 33 points, with no score less than 4
- Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher: Scottish Highers at AABBB or Scottish Advanced Highers at ABB, combinations are also welcome.
- Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced: Accepted including 2 A levels at BB
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International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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