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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Performance Industries (Top-up) at Academy of Music and Sound

Why choose this course?

This BA (Hons) Performance Industries Top-up is designed to follow on from most music-related foundation degree pathways. This can include music performance, music production, music technology or similar courses. You may also be eligible to study this qualification using your experience and expertise within your industry sector (Accredited Prior Learning).

The course will suit experienced musicians/music producers/music technologists of any age (20+) who are already working in the music industry in some capacity

There are two pathways: Music Performance or Music Production/Technology.

  • Music Performance

Music Performers should be confident, skilled performers, able to sight-read notation, improvise competently and adapt to a range of musical genres. Prior experience of playing/singing in front of an audience is essential.

  • Music Production/Technology.

Music Producers/Technologists should have practical experience in a recording studio, and a portfolio of production work. They are expected to be confident and skilled in at least one industry-standard music technology software, such as Logic Audio, Pro Tools or Cubase

For further information about performing arts.

Why Wolverhampton?

The University of Wolverhampton offers students an opportunity to study the Performance Industries combined with opportunities for practical application of learning through real-world applications and problem-based scenarios.

The teaching at the University is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners, and benefits from technology supported learning so that students can grow IT skills whilst developing and presenting exciting and industry-relevant assessments.

Career path

Upon graduation students will be equipped to enter a number of roles in the performance industries: public, private or voluntary, gain career progression or set up their own performing arts business.

Opportunities can be found in a diversity of performing arts venues worldwide from staging commercial, corporate, local authority or charity events, arts and music festivals, management of venues and stadia to business start up in areas such as performance, creative production, promotion and technical support.

You could also continue your academic studies by progressing on to study our MMus Music. Further information and full entry requirements here.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the dynamics of the creative and performing arts industries and the role they play in regional, national and international cultures
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, manage and critically evaluate performance events across a range of venues
  • Recognise the changing trends in performing arts and its ability to engage to and with a diverse range of consumers
  • Apply appropriate theoretical and practical concepts from dance, drama, music or music theatre.
  • Use industry specific software and technology in the context of managing performing arts projects, engaging with venues and planning events.
  • Utilise their knowledge, understanding and performance skills in dance, drama, music or music theatre to enhance their employment prospects

Entry requirements

Entry at Level 6

Those who have completed a foundation degree from the Performing Industries Pathway

Students completing two years of an undergraduate degree in a performing arts related course where practical dance, drama or music skills are a component of study

International Students who have completed a Diploma or equivalent qualifications to the first two years of an undergraduate degree in performing arts will have their qualifications ‘mapped’ to the FD (as listed above) and if comparable may be offered a place on this award.

Application is direct to the University of Wolverhampton, and applicants will have an interview and an audition at the Academy of Music and Sound prior to acceptance. Mature applicants are most welcome to apply with relevant work-experience in a related industry.

International students need IELTS of 6.0 or above or equivalent.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £5,995 - *
Part time £3,997
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £5,995 - *
Part time £3,997

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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