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Music [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Immerse yourself in our performance culture and prepare for a career as a professional musician as you study music and its modern uses, with our BA (Hons) Music degree.Performance is at the core of our Music degree here at ARU. Immerse yourself in our creative, collaborative student community, take up opportunities to perform in Cambridge and beyond, and use our facilities to develop your music and experiment with different styles and techniques.Take advantage of regular feedback on your performance to quickly improve your skills on a course that scored 100% for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018 and 21019).As a student in Cambridge, you’ll be able to make the most of the city’s music scene, and benefit from our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live. From classical music to UK rap, or even film and computer game soundtracks, you’ll be surrounded by collaborative opportunities to explore and expand your style.As a BA (Hons) Music student at ARU, you’ll discover a wealth of new music. From composition to the history and cultural implications of music, you’ll gain an awareness of many different styles, techniques and approaches that can inform your own music.Rather than studying music by its historical period or geographical location, you’ll consider its use in different areas of our lives, such as film, technology and education. Whether you’re interested in the music industry, world music, performance art or teaching, you’ll get the chance to develop yourself ready for a career in music.You’ll also be able to listen to professional musicians on campus every week in our lunchtime concert series, as well as attend workshops, masterclasses and lectures by visiting performers, composers and academics. Choose to study abroad for one semester and get ongoing support to find work placements, to gain a broad experience of the music industry. Take your musicianship to the next level.All our music students have access to climate-controlled recording studios, running professional software including Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live and Sibelius; six practice rooms and two Mac suites; electronic and orchestral instruments, including a range of synthesisers; a recital hall with a Steinway Model D piano; a broad selection of digital and analogue as well as both solid state and valve outboard equipment – read more about our audio music technology equipment here.You can also get training in all of our Creative Industries facilities – not just the ones for your course. **Careers**Not only will you develop your knowledge of music theory as part of your Music degree, you’ll also be equipped with all of the practical skills that you need for a career in the music industry. You will also get the chance to tailor the course to your future career through our optional modules.We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.Many of past students now enjoy successful careers in music – from performers and composers through to music teachers and art administrators.Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned MA Music Therapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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A level :

96 UCAS Tariff points from minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Music, Music Technology or a related subject.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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