Top-up (final year only) Music Performance - full-time BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Code: HE0025-1C UCAS code: W310 Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2021 Duration: 1 Year

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This course is the final year direct entry following a two-year FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND in Music Performance.

The course is designed to set up students with a creative toolkit for a career in the music industry.

Key features

  • Extensive state-of-the-art recording studios
  • Taught by music industry practitioners
  • Course includes live projects and work placements
  • Professional-standard theatre on campus
  • Industry-led course, with an emphasis on employability and entrepreneurship


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  • Audition and interview
  • A relevant FdA or HND qualification


Students will be encouraged to generate and develop their individual pursuits with support from industry experts, working closely with students from Music Business and Music Production as well as art, design and media departments. The vocational nature of the course opens up career opportunities through practical multi-skill development, advanced performance, enterprise/career planning, critical thinking, recording, production and musicianship.

“The facilities are great and the people I’ve met are fantastic.”

James Petts, BA student

Potential careers


  • Session work (recording and/or live performance)
  • Recording and publishing original creative material
  • Media composition
  • Teaching (peripatetic instrumental tuition and/or classroom teaching)
  • Music business and event management


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