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University of Winchester BA (Hons) in Popular Music: Production and Performance
University of Winchester

BA (Hons) in Popular Music: Production and Performance

Winchester, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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GBP 14,700 / per year *

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Introduction

  • Learn in industry-standard facilities
  • Practical course with in-situ workshops
  • Learn from industry practitioners
  • Develop professional and creative skills in music production
  • Top 10 in the UK for Music in The Guardian's Best Universities 2022

Popular Music: Production & Performance provides you with the opportunity to learn in industry-standard facilities and be taught by industry practitioners. The programme embraces a practical approach to learning with a balance of practical workshops and lectures, promoting different learning styles.

In Year 1 you will learn the basic skills in production, manipulation and performance of recorded and live music. Working independently and collaboratively, you will be introduced to the ethical considerations involved in the music industry as well as the theoretical underpinning. Modules include Recording Studio Practice and Performance that are delivered over two semesters, as well as Digital Music and Artist Development1: Songwriting.

Year 2 will build on your knowledge of production and performance; it will give you an awareness of the relationship between the practical theoretical understandings of the industry as well as its diversity. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience of working within production teams and musical ensembles. You will study advanced techniques in Performance 2, as well as modules like Synthesis & Sequencing, Popular Music Culture and Creative Music Production.

By Year 3 you will be studying advanced skills in a range of professional music production and performance techniques. Teaching is designed to prepare you for employment in the music and creative industries whilst encouraging a strong sense of autonomy.

The programme builds on the University’s values, encouraging you to embrace individuality, and the staff will support professional and creative development at all stages.

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