Learn how to succeed in the music business, from performance to production, and develop your musicianship. Explore the history and cultures of popular music while getting practical experience in up-to-date production and performance techniques. Try out writing songs using different styles and techniques Get individual vocal or instrumental training from tutors of international repute Receive regular feedback on your performance skills Use our performance culture to practise and perform alongside students from other courses Our BA (Hons) Popular Music will help you develop your musicianship to a new level. Your core studies will take you through the key skills in music-making, including notation and song writing. Through a continuing study of the history and culture of popular music, you’ll gain an awareness of different styles and techniques that you can then use to inform your own music. On our optional modules, you’ll find many other aspects of popular music to explore. Whether you’re interested in the music industry, world music, performance art or music therapy, you’re sure to find something that will help you prepare for your future career. In Years 1 and 2, you will also receive training in vocal or instrumental performance from our specialist tutors, which you can choose to continue in Year 3. Our weekly workshops and individual lessons will also ensure you get regular feedback on your performance skills. Outside of your studies, this invaluable tuition will allow you to further engage with our performance culture. You’ll discover many opportunities to work alongside staff and students from other courses on live public performances, such as our regular musicals, operas and bands evenings, in venues on campus and around Cambridge. You’ll also have the chance to listen to professional musicians on-campus every week in our lunchtime concert series, as well as attend workshops, masterclasses and lectures by visiting performers, composers and academics.