Overview Our degree, taught by dedicated tutors, will enhance your technical ability, build your knowledge of the industry, and give you the confidence and contacts to succeed. Why study BA Popular Music at Middlesex University? BA Popular Music is an exciting degree programme for those seeking a career in music in the 21st century. The course is focused on three key areas: popular music practice, popular music business, and popular music studies. The practical work develops expertise in songwriting, musicianship, performance, and production. The business modules provide students with a thorough knowledge of the music industries, as well as the entrepreneurial skills required to gain employment in the industries or to self-release their music. Through the academic study of popular music, students gain know-how in the history of the music and learn how to analyse contemporary developments. These three areas of the course provide students with a wide array of career options, within the music industries and beyond. If you want to be successful when it comes to making music, making money out of music, and making sense of popular music, then this degree is for you. Course highlights Our new facilities include a concert hall, music production suites, state-of-the-art soundproofed practice rooms and recording studios - with technicians and sound engineers on hand to support you Our campus is in the heart of London's music scene, giving you access to promoters, record labels, concerts and gigs; students have performed at venues such as Cargo and the Jazz Cafe The music producer and head of Mute Records, Daniel Miller, is our Visiting Professor We have a regular series of evening workshops and talks featuring musicians and industry professionals. Recently, we have had guest lectures from Geoff Travis, Tom Robinson and Simon Raymonde Our music department is a vibrant research community which encourages you to flourish in your studies and career As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.