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Popular and Commercial Music BA (Hons)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Popular and Commercial Music degree encourages you to develop your own voice and musical identity. Your studies will embrace popular and commercial music in its many forms and subgenres, from electronica to folk, urban, rock and cutting edge-pop. With an emphasis on original work, our music degree will teach you how to collaborate with your fellow students in performance, songwriting and production. We welcome diversity, collaboration and experimentation. So whatever your musical interests, you can extend your practice to gain skills relevant not only to employment in the music industry, but also to the wider creative industries.Staff are experienced and high-profile professionals in their own right and many have worked as producers and songwriters. You’ll also learn from regular visits and masterclasses from high-level music industry professionals such as Greg Haver, producer of Manic Street Preachers; Amy Wadge, Ed Sheeran’s co-writer; Gruff Rhys, Super Furry Animals and Steve Sidelnyk, Madonna’s drummer. Studying Popular and Commercial Music in Cardiff, you will develop links with studios, record industry professionals and music companies in this thriving capital city.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,600per year

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, a multicultural student city. Expect competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and affordable living costs.
USW’s focus is on employability – choose from 500+ courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
Students from more than 120 countries study at USW. Enjoy a warm welcome as well as help and guidance from a dedicated International Student Support team.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 86 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    132 61%

    36th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    36th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    30th

    20

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