Solent University

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN, United Kingdom

Songwriting (Top-up)

Hoping to turn your existing songwriting experience into a full UK honours degree? This one-year top-up course will support you as you learn advanced songwriting techniques under the guidance of our professional songwriting, production, performance and music industry team. The curriculum also covers the business of music, music culture and career building strategies, giving you the skills you’ll need to start a freelance career right away after graduation. This songwriting top-up course enables students to go directly into the final year of our popular music programme, where they will explore songwriting through a carefully constructed programme of research projects, professional briefs, case studies and practical creative tasks. The course is delivered by a dedicated teaching team that includes established published contemporary songwriters. These academics draw on their experience of writing for major artists and organisations to provide students with first-hand industry insight. Student learning is aided by free access to our industry standard facilities. These include nine recording studios (networked with Protools HD and Logic), a range of mixing workstations equipped with Digidesign mixing desks, and a production lab with 24 Apple workstations (with Pro Tools HD, Logic Audio and Sibelius). Students also have access to large backline and PA equipped rehearsal rooms and a 200 seat performance space. Career planning and freelance skills are deeply embedded in the curriculum, ensuring students graduate with a firm idea of what their next steps should be. These transferable freelancing and business skills can serve students well in a range of different industries. Students also benefit from opportunities to collaborate with production, performance and digital music students, as well as students from television, film, games, fashion and other media disciplines. Study abroad Professional memberships Built in work experience placement Specialist facilities Further studies Top-up degree

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Southampton
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,000