BA (Hons) in Music Business & Innovation – ACM London / Birmingham

General

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Program Description

A three-year study option for aspiring Music and Creative Industry Executives and Entrepreneurs.

The BA (Hons) Music Business & Innovation degree provides its students with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to pursue a life-long, sustainable career within the music and creative industries managers, industry executives and/or entrepreneurs. Covering a broad range of content, students will be learning the areas of Artist & Repertoire, Income Streams, Commercial Contracts, Artist Management, Marketing, Live Events and Tour Management.

ACM London / Birmingham Degrees are validated and awarded by Falmouth University, the UK’s ‘highest ranked arts university’ (Guardian University Guide 2017).

Course Overview

BA(Hons) Music Business & Innovation is a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, typically comprising of 12 weeks of learning and teaching and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback.

Students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, private and group tutorials and specialist workshops.

Assessment tasks include portfolios, written coursework (eg: essays, case studies, reports, and dissertations), projects and live performances.

Music Business & Innovation Modules

In the first year of the programme, students will study the following compulsory modules.
All compulsory modules must be passed in order to complete the award.

  • Commercial Contracts and Terms
  • A&R Principles
  • Music Income Streams
  • The Global Music Industry
  • Self Employment Opportunity
  • Music Industry Studies

In the second year of the programme, students will be required to complete the following compulsory modules, together with two elective modules. All compulsory modules and the chosen electives must be passed in order to complete the award.

  • Live Event Management
  • Artist Management
  • Marketing Strategies and Connected Communities
  • The Creative Industry Entrepreneur

Elective Modules:

  • Education and Training
  • Music Journalism
  • Advanced Music Theory and Analysis
  • Audio Design for Video Games
  • Recorded Music Production
  • Composition of Audio-Visual Media
  • Tour Management
  • Freelance and Musical Direction Skills
  • Experimental Sound and Music
  • IP Rights and Publishing

In the final year of the programme, students will study the following compulsory modules. All compulsory modules must be passed in order to complete the award.

  • Exit Project
  • Entrepreneurship in Business
  • Portfolio
  • Dissertation

Entry Requirements

All candidates will be required to attend an audition/interview.

LONDON | 3 YEAR DEGREE
BIRMINGHAM | 2 YEAR ACCELERATED DEGREE

Minimum age18

All candidates should hold two A-Levels or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification.

We normally require Grade C GCSE (or an equivalent qualification) in English. Candidates should be capable of using the English language fluently, and able to structure arguments and present evidence to a standard appropriate to study at Level ‘4’. Where the application materials appear insufficient to form a clear judgment on the candidate’s fluency, additional documentary evidence (e.g. recent essays) may be required.

Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to have achieved IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent qualification.

Please note that if you live outside of the EU or EFTA and require a Tier 4 VISA to study in the United Kingdom, we thank you for your interest in ACM but we are unable to accept your application at present for our full-time Further Education and Higher Education programmes.

We welcome applications from those who might have completed alternative qualifications and/or have prior experience. In the instance of no Level 3 qualifications being held or the conditions not being met, we will ask for additional material to be submitted in support of your application. Details for this will be provided to you upon successful audition.

Last updated March 2018

About the School

ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry. Our learning by doing ethos helps sim ... Read More

ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry. Our learning by doing ethos helps simplify how the industry works and produces a clear view of career paths and options. This clear and practical approach accelerates learning. Read less
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