The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Professional Music (Music Business) by Distance Learning

Why choose this course?

Students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry. This course is delivered as a distance learning course with AMSonline.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or similar course.

For Industry Professionals:

We offer the opportunity to fast-track students with industry experience (5+ years) onto the BA (Hons). We map your previous experience against the two years of the foundation degree allowing you to progress straight onto the final year and achieve a full BA (Hons) in one year.

What happens on the course?

Course Overview

Whilst studying the course with AMS you will:

Have tuition, advice and guidance from industry tutors/mentors

Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people

Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate

Manage and market your own music products

Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course

Expand your CV and portfolio with real-life experience and products

During the BA (Hons) Professional Music (Business) you will study:

The Professional Project

Work under the supervision of an assigned industry mentor to plan, organise and create a professional project in either solo performance, songwriting, music production, dissertation, event management or composition.

Employability and Enterprise in Music

Conceive an idea for a music event and then make it a reality. You will manage all aspects of the event including promotion, finance, health and safety, organisation and evaluation.

Music and The Moving Image

You will have the opportunity to research music used in animation, film, TV or gaming, where you will then compose and record a soundtrack for a piece of moving image of your choice.

Critical and Contemporary Issues in Performing Arts Managment

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore a critical and contemporary theme in the performing arts and incorporate this into the planning, staging and evaluation of an event.

Independant Study

Plan, create and promote a feasible music product of your choice, such as CD, book, teaching practice or masterclass service. You will create a business plan showing market research and product development alongside creating a website to promote the product.

Music Business Management

Students will develop the music industry business skills, methodologies necessary to manage the legal, reporting, financial, economic, personnel (human resources), interpersonal and sales & marketing issues that face contemporary music business professionals.

Why Wolverhampton?

The Academy of Music and Sound partners with the University of Wolverhampton to deliver students the BA (Hons) Professional Music.

At AMS, you will not get lost in the crowd. We pride ourselves on our low student-to-tutor ratios, ensuring that you'll get exclusive and focussed attention from the tutor in each class.

Who will teach you on this course?

The Academy of Music and Sound tutors are professional musicians with strong links to the music industry, who are happy to help and advise you on how to get to where you want to be.

Each study location has their own unique and talented set of tutors, who all have industry experience and excellent musicianship skills. You can find out more about the Academy of Music and Sound's tutors by contacting AMS directly via www.academyofmusic.ac.uk.

Career path

You will be able to progress to study a Masters at postgraduate level. You will have honed your music-related skills to a professional standard, either to enter the modern music industry, freelance or build up your own business and reputation. As well as leaving with a comprehensive business plan, you will have gained an extensive transferable skill-set and experience.

What skills will you gain?

Demonstrate the ability to create, manage and critically evaluate events, including performance and networking.

Apply appropriate theoretical and practical concepts in music

Gain insight into commercial awareness plus current and future trends within the music industry.

Utilise transferable and practical skills, to enhance career and employment prospects.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £6,165 - *
Part time £4,110

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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