Popular Music BA - (Hons)
What is special about this course?
Created by professional musicians, this honours degree will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required by employers, and for self-employment, in the music industry.
The BA (Hons) Popular Music degree at Perth College UHI is a highly rated and well-established music course that will equip you with the portfolio of skills and knowledge required for a successful career in today’s music industries. On successful completion you will be able to enter areas of employment such as performing, composing, song-writing, instrumental teaching, music production and enter academic teaching and research through future postgraduate study.
By learning from staff who are professional performers, composers and academics, you will be encouraged to thoroughly develop both your creative talents and your critical thinking in a positive, stimulating learning environment.
You will develop and strengthen a variety of skills such as music theory, research and analysis and be supported and guided by staff to explore your full creative potential in all course work - from song writing and composition, to collaboration in band/ensemble work, to how you engage with research in understanding the field of music industries. Additionally, you will engage with studies in music business and audio to complement your core coursework in popular music.
You will benefit from excellent facilities on campus, including music production workstations (Pro-Tools and Logic), band rehearsal rooms, a professional performance theatre and access to three acoustically designed Eastlake state-of-the-art recording studios
You will experience real life scenarios of performance situations
Instrumental study is part of the course
An impressive guest speaker programme forms part of the course
You will have the opportunity to perform solo and with a band
You will have the opportunity to network with and perform in renowned venues and festivals around Scotland
You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances