United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University

Media and Communication (Music Industries)

The Music Industries pathway of BA (Hons) Media and Communication is tailor-made for those who would like to develop their knowledge, skills and experience relevant to developing a career in the music industries, or with an interest in music as relating to wider creative and cultural industries. Our students develop skills through a combination of hands-on, skills-based learning, as well as critical and research-focused enquiry, and apply their skills and knowledge through work placements with key organisations within the UK music industries. What's covered in the course? On this course you will have the opportunity to develop real-life commercial projects with clients, enabling you to add professional jobs to your portfolio. Helped by strong links with many influential media organisations, as well as our status as a UK Music Academic Partner, our course offers an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies on each pathway available. Teaching takes place in environments most relevant to your course, including radio, TV and photography studios and editing suites, as well as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, social learning spaces and online. You use blogs, create wikis, and employ social media channels and other interactive media to support your work and self-development. The course is ideal if you want to take an in-depth look at promotion, music PR and music media, running a record label or producing music videos and websites. It’ll help you be at the forefront of creating and developing innovative ideas, and exploring niche markets within the music industry. While on the course, you will have the opportunity to set up a record label, promote artists or organise a music event for a paying audience. You will develop practical business knowhow, applying your skills to a creative music enterprise project, as well as exploring music entrepreneurship, music online, music promotion and PR, music video, and television and music programming. We are a member of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership. UK Music is the country’s main trade body and lobbying group for the music industries, and through this partnership we are able to foster meaningful links between academia and the music industries, and to ensure our students are developing the skills, knowledge and experiences that are sought by industry employers. We provide specialised, sophisticated equipment for every area in our £62 million home, The Parkside Building, including six radio studios, four TV studios, the largest free-standing green screen in Europe, editing suites, music production studios and photography studios (including a half and a full infinity cove). You will also enjoy the supportive guidance and contemporary perspective of staff who are established media professionals in their fields.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Parkside Building Campus,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250