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Songwriting with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Interested in songwriting, but not sure how to make a go of it as a career? Like the idea of getting some expert guidance and the space to focus on, and hone, your craft?This degree lets you develop your songwriting skills to a professional standard, and learn about recording, while also understanding how to promote and make money from your songs.If you’re got a flair for writing and love music, this is the ideal way to get a step up into this exciting, competitive industry.**Hone your skills**During your three years, we’ll guide you through the art of songwriting, and give you plenty of opportunity to develop your skills in our state-of-the-art studios.You’ll work on material with our experienced tutors, and explore a variety of techniques for writing songs to maximise your creative potential.As an integral part of that, you’ll learn about audio production and recording, so you become confident at producing recordings of your own and other people’s work.**Collaborate**Songwriting is just one part of a bigger music production picture, so you’ll study modules, and collaborate with students, from our other well-established music courses, such as Audio and Music Production, and Music Management and Studio Production.You’ll take part in shared masterclasses and attend guest lectures with our industry partners and associates, including professional songwriters and music publishers, who’ll share the latest insights and expert knowledge with you.**Get prepared for employment**Songwriting isn’t just a creative pursuit. It’s a business. And we’ll make sure you understand how to promote and monetise your creativity, alongside developing your songwriting talents.You’ll study music publishing – the business of making songs – and learn how to protect your work with legal copyright, as well as covering areas such as marketing, a vital aspect of building your brand as a professional songwriter.You’ll learn about a number of DIY approaches to the music business, and explore other areas of music entrepreneurship too, such as sources of funding and how to set yourself up as a business.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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UCAS Points : 80


University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

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