This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Commercial Music at Bath Spa University offers a vocational course for songwriters, producers and performers that will build your career through personal development and industry engagement.If you have a flair for original music ideas, our Commercial Music course can take you on a creative journey to inspire and define a lifelong career. This course is about creation: songs, projects, bands and entrepreneurial ideas. - We focus on original creativity. - We build careers through personal development and industry engagement. - Write original material alongside exploring identity, promotion and the wider business context of your music. - All our staff have music industry experience at a high level. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.