HND

Music (Popular Music)

Music

Key Facts

Level:
Level 5
Location:
Wakefield City Campus
Start Date:
September, 2019
Duration:
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time
Awarding Body:
UCAS code:
113W
Institution Code:
W08

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Overview

This course has been designed for people who have an interest in popular music and have reached a good standard as a musician. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop current skills, an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the history of popular music.

This course has been designed for people who have an interest in popular music and have reached a good standard as a musician. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop current skills, in-depth knowledge of the industry and the history of popular music. The programme is designed to provide you with a wide experience of performance styles and techniques and to give you plenty of opportunities to produce and take part in work for the wider community.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Brand new facilities

Course Structure

You’ll study 8 units and cover a wide range of topics within popular music. An exploration of the theoretical concepts associated with popular music underpins the practical aspects of the course. Areas studied include popular music performance, the historical development of popular music, the music business and the entrepreneur, composing, songwriting, music technology, and studio recording.

You’ll study 8 units and cover a wide range of topics within popular music. An exploration of the theoretical concepts associated with popular music underpins the practical aspects of the course. Areas studied include popular music performance, the historical development of popular music, the music business and the entrepreneur, composing, songwriting, music technology, and studio recording.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject, or those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and audition.

64

Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

Fees relating to academic year 18/19 will be £6,750 per year.

 

Course Costs Included in the fees

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

The following costs should be used as a guide only. 

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.

Other Financial Support

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

 

 

Careers

As a music graduate, performing and teaching are just two of the many ways you can develop your music career

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

This course is recognised as a qualification in its own right or can be combined with a top-up degree such as our BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up) course to obtain a full honours degree.

Employability is at the core of the higher education provision at the College. There is a clear strategic aim to enhance student employability opportunities in the area. The College is proud of the extent to which employers have been involved in the design and development of programmes and how employability is embedded.
QAA Higher Education Review

2016