Course Overview

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BA (Hons) Popular Music

This is a full-time course studied over four years. The course is supported by state-of-the-art facilities, with three high-quality recording studios and a fully networked MIDI lab, running Logic, ProTools, Sibelius and a range of other industry-relevant software. We have two Avid Certified Instructors and ProTools experts on the staff. Our well-equipped practice rooms (with 24/7 access), teaching rooms and recital areas ensure that all your needs are met on campus.  

We’re also one of the few music departments in the UK to offer an undergraduate module in Music Therapy.

If you have studied an HND Music, Music Business, Sound Production or equivalent, you may be eligible for direct entry. Note that you can only choose option modules in Years 3 and 4 that relate to, and follow on from, your HND qualification.

eNTRY Requirements

  • All applicants are required, as part of the audition, to demonstrate practical music skills which equate to Trinity Rock/Rock School Grade 7.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

  • ABCC including Music at Grade A and English or other literary subject* at Grade B

  • Applicants must also pass ABRSM or London College of Music Grade 5 Theory test or Guildhall Grade 5 Theory Test

Literary subjects accepted

*Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Geography, Latin and Classics.

*The information above may be subject to change, please click here for latest information.