**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Music** Are you passionate about music? Do you want explore not only the practical aspects of creating beautiful music, but also the history and theory behind it? Studying Music at Liverpool Hope gives the opportunity to cover a broad range of topics and genres, designed to enhance your musical experience. Your studies will focus on **historical, analytical, academic, compositional and performance skills** in a course led by staff with a broad range of teaching and research specialisms. Based at our Creative Campus, the Music Department is housed in the Capstone building. It is one of only a handful of **All-Steinway Music Schools** in the UK and, in addition to a Steinway Model D in the Capstone Theatre, also boasts, a chamber organ, two harpsichords, a suite of sound- proofed practice rooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, as well as four electronic studios and other specialised teaching spaces. The music department is also proud to work closely with partner organisations to enhance teaching and broaden your student experience.Through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), you will experience having **your compositions workshopped regularly by professional musicians**. The Music Department also has major partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals. As a student at Liverpool Hope, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the department’s flourishing musical life. As well as a vibrant, **student-led Music Society** which organises performances and social events throughout the year, students can get involved in performance through the lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights. **Popular Music** What do we mean when we both study and play popular music? What exactly are we talking about when we consider the 21st century popular music industries? Our Popular Music degree **enables you to appreciate the dynamic relationship between the rapidly changing practices** involved with the creation, performance and marketing of popular music and its theoretical, methodological, professional/industrial, ethical and social contexts. This degree offers a **unique integrated three-strand approach** - ‘performing’, ‘studying’, and ‘the business of’ - to create not only an opportunity to play popular music at a professional level, but also to consider the study of popular music as a text-based discourse. By studying this degree, you will gain the ability to perform and/or compose at a professional level and to apply stagecraft and technological excellence in a practical manner. You will also **gain an understanding of the key developments relevant to the study of popular music** industries of the 21st century, at both national and international levels. Popular music is **one of the UK’s largest industries** and in recent years has experienced enforced reinvention as new media forms have changed not only sounds, but also the industrial process of popular music. Our Popular Music degree utilises a research-led teaching approach underpinned by both academic and industry-facing skills. It will provide you with personal and academic development, alongside work and performance-based experience, to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge base highly valued by employers.