The music industry has changed. Nowadays, successful artists are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music, run their own projects, and profit from their online channels. The BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music performance course aims to produce flexible, musically literate graduates with the abilities, theoretical knowledge, and networks required to pursue long-term careers as professional musicians.
On this music degree, you will be taught by experienced musicians who work in the industry and bring their practical knowledge and skills to the classroom. So, if you’re a musician, songwriter, performer, producer, arranger, or media composer, this is the course for you.
To be successful in this Contemporary Music degree program, you must have a solid foundation in your chosen specialisation. If you don’t have but want to improve your skills, you’ll need to apply for a four-year degree with an integrated foundation year.
Integrated Foundation Year
The BMus Contemporary Music Performance & Production is supplemented by a foundation year programme for students whose musical talents need to be improved in order to secure UG entry. This level of study is intended to provide students with an organised musical education, for example, if you have not previously studied music officially at Level 3 or have access to private music lessons.
The Contemporary Music course is designed so that students will acquire and obtain the necessary musical, industry, and study abilities. It focuses on ensuring that students achieve a fundamental level of skills on their primary instrument of choice. The Contemporary Music course also includes an introduction to music theory as well as fundamental performing, practice, and study techniques.
What will you learn with the Contemporary Music course?
- An understanding of rudimentary music theory
- Development of natural musicianship
- Essential instrumental and performance skills
- The ability to collaborate
- Key academic study skills
- An understanding of core industry skills
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / April / August / September;