Music is one of the UK’s largest creative industries by export alone and this BA Commercial Music aims to enable those with talent, drive and ability to forge varied, lifelong careers in music promotion, tour management, sound engineering and production.
SQA Highers: BBBC including English or relevant alternative
GCE A-Levels: CCC including English or relevant alternative
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBC2 including English or relevant alternative
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA Advanced Highers: BBC, plus HG English
GCE A-Levels: BBC
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
SQA HNC: Music; Music Performance; Music Technology; Music Production; Music Business, or relevant discipline
BTEC Level 4 HNC: Music; Communication; Media or relevant discipline
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Music; Performance; Music Technology; Music Business
Developed in response to industry requirements, the focus is on a
rapidly developing modern music business and the exciting opportunities brought
about by new media. Lecturers are practising music industry professionals and
guest speakers have included Shirley Manson and Ricky Ross.
Designed for songwriters, producers and DJs, and those wishing to
run small record companies or stage live events, you will develop a variety of
specialisms, making you a sufficiently versatile graduate.
An introduction to performance, production and the sociology/industry environment.
Core subjects include analysis of media sources and intellectual property rights. Performance options include song-writing and instrumental/group skills. Production elements include digital music production, new media and website design.
You will undertake a major self-directed project and further explore options including song-writing and production modules. Work-related learning is also an option.
You will undertake a major research project (dissertation) and produce a music project whereby you release a single on a variety of platforms. You will work towards the prestigious showcase event and awards ceremony at Glasgow’s CCA.
Graduates work as record company scouts, promoters, tour managers,
sound engineers, producers and performing and recording artists.
Graduates could continue their
studies on the MA Songwriting
and Performance or the MA Music:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
courses at UWS.
A work-related learning module provides opportunities to gain
experience in a relevant organisation or company. Project work, including
record releases and performance events, will be staged regularly. Students have undertaken
placement/work-based learning with organisations such as DF Concerts,EmuBands and SSE Hydro.
BA (Hons) Commercial Music is part of the UWS Creative Skillset
Media Academy, is an Avid Authorised Training Partner and has JAMES