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Classical Music Business MA

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is ideal for graduates with a specific interest in classical music or who have a classical music performance, musicology or composition degree and who want to further progress their career in the classical music industry. The classical music industry is a diverse and interesting employment field and this programme is designed to prepare you for a future in this complex and exciting discipline. The MA Classical Music Business at Middlesex is unique. In addition to its distinct content and specialised teaching, this programme will give you the opportunity take up placements within any classical music organisation, anywhere in the UK, Europe, and other parts of the world. You will examine contemporary issues and practices within the classical music industry and obtain a high level of understanding of how organisations are funded through commercial, public, and philanthropic income. Your work placement will also allow you to explore the practices and required skills of your chosen area within the classical music industry. You will be assessed through a variety of means such as presentations, essays and coursework. The majority of your modules are assessed by reports written in a professional business format which will allow you to develop your skills in researching large volumes of data and analysing and communicating it succinctly to professional classical music business audiences.

The MA Classical Music Business, with its integral work placement, will constitute a bridge between higher education and industry. The work placements will provide you with highly valuable industry experience and will likely to lead to employment, either with the placement organisation or elsewhere. Career prospects can include the following, both nationally and internationally: artist and event management companies; concert agencies; media and music public relations companies; music marketers; orchestral and ensemble management; tour managers; venue management in both the private and maintained sectors.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    115 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%



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