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Music: Popular Music and Recording (with a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Salford

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UCAS CODE: W341

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The University of Salford has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in popular music education. This pioneering course explores popular music from a broad range of perspectives, developing technical and creative skills while placing an emphasis on academic and theoretical aspects. It delivers a broad-based curriculum during the first year with excellent opportunities for specialisation throughout years two and three. Our vibrant masterclass series is designed to enhance your career planning, involving internationally renowned guest speakers and visiting artists from the creative industries.You will engage with popular music as an academic discipline, developing a detailed understanding of key popular music concepts, techniques and processes, as well as perfecting your practical ability in performance, composition, arranging, and the creative use of music technology.Building on our long-standing reputation for Popular Music and Recording, our course is well-known for producing artists such as members of the British art rock band Everything Everything, singer-songwriter Kristyna Miles and James Cook (lead singer) and Rick Boardman (keyboards), members of 3-piece Indie Electronica band Delphic.You will study popular music as a discipline from a broad range of perspectives, developing technical and creative skills while placing an emphasis on academic and theoretical aspects. Our masterclass series involves leading professionals from the popular music industry – whether performers, composers or producers - designed to assist you in your professional development and career management.Salford’s proximity to Manchester city centre means you will be able to take full advantage of the region’s world-renowned music scene as both an active participant and enquiring spectator. Our students regularly contribute to programmes, theatre productions, concerts and gigs as music performers and composers, and the course provides ample opportunity for you to engage with like-minded creative artists.In addition to the traditional three year degree route, you have the option of pursuing additional training and academic tuition by undertaking our four year Foundation course, which prepares you for study at an undergraduate level.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 85

    22nd out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    136 62%

    30th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    32nd

    20

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