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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Bath Spa University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On our Commercial Music MA, you'll build on your current skills and experience whilst focusing on a particular area of the music industry: Songwriting, Music Production or the Music Business.

You'll choose your modules based on your individual career aspirations, and work towards a major project focused on your specialism:

As a songwriter, you could create your own album, or write for others, and develop a showcase of material to pitch to publishers.
As a producer, you could apply your skills to your own music or focus on producing for other artists.
Your focus on the music business could encompass anything from artist management to setting up your own promotions company or starting a record label.

Whichever specialism you choose, you'll be working with tutors who have worked in the music industry at the highest level. Their experience includes number one albums, gold and multi-platinum recordings, BAFTA awards, Grammy nominations, and international touring and recording experience.

Overview

You'll carry out research into your specialist area of study and contextualise your own practice through the study of seminal productions, song recordings or business developments. In addition to this you'll focus on specific skills development in your specialism:

Careers

Recent graduates have gone onto roles such as:

Professional signed artist
Published songwriter
Working in a record company
Music publisher
Music agent
Music promoter
Studio producer/engineer
Music manager.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,070per year

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

University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    122 56%

    50th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    34th

    8

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