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