Music is one of the UK’s largest industries by export alone and the professionally accredited Commerical Music course at University of the West of Scotland aims to enable those with talent, drive and ability to forge a varied, lifelong career incorporating performance, business, composition, production and sociology elements, in areas such as music promotion, tour management, sound engineering and production.
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- SQA Highers:
BBBC inc English or relevant alternative
- GCE A-Levels:
CCC inc English or relevant alternative
- Irish Leaving Certificate:
inc English or relevant alternative
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:
24 points (4, 4 at HL)
- SQA Advanced Highers:
BBC + HG English
- GCE A-Levels:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
- SQA HNC: Music;
Music Performance; Music
Technology; Music Production;
Music Business, or relevant discipline
- BTEC Level 4 HNC: Communication,
Media or relevant discipline
- BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
- SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree / Advanced Diploma: Music; Performance; Music Technology; Music Business
All applicants will be expected to submit a strong personal statement and reference. Applicants may be invited for interview and/or audition.
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
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.
International opportunities include
performance at European festivals,
placements in North America and
study options at any of our 80
international partner establishments.
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.
|BA (Hons) Commercial Music is
part of the UWS Creative Skillset
Media Academy, is an Avid Authorised
Training Partner and has JAMES
| ||UWS is an academic supporter of
the British Academy of Songwriters,
Composers and Authors (BASCA).|