Wakefield City Campus
Mode of Study
Progression within Wakefield College
Opportunity for Placement
Programme Design and Overview
This course has been designed for people who have an interest in popular
music and have reached a good standard as a musician. The course provides you
with the opportunity to develop current skills, an in-depth knowledge of the
industry and the history of popular music.
The programme is designed to provide you with a wide experience of
performance styles and techniques, and to give you plenty of opportunities to
produce and take part in work for the wider community.
You’ll study 15 units and cover a wide range of topics within popular music. An exploration of the theoretical concepts associated with popular music underpins the practical aspects of the course. Areas studied include music performance, instrumental technique, marketing and promotion, events management, music business and the entrepreneur, composing, song writing, music technology, and studio recording.
Through practical classes you will develop a wide range of techniques, and other teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and reflective practice.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme
Assessment takes place throughout the year and is externally verified.
Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related
Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant
may be eligible our APL process for accreditation towards this course.
All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and
2 years, 3 days per week plus evening performances.
fees relate to 2022/2023
Tuition Fees: £6,950.00 per year.
All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to
apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For
more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying
this qualification as a standalone course.
Additional Course Costs
The following costs should be used as a guide only.
Printing and photocopying costs: There is no charge for course hand-outs,
handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the
University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.
Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to
encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p
per day per book.
There is no charge for e-books rentals.
Graduation Ceremony: When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation
ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to
pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found
Financial Support Information
The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and
to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to
help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students
starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more,
For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the
Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is recognised as a qualification in its own right or can be combined with a top-up degree such as our BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up) or BA (Hons) Creative Industries (Top-Up) course to obtain a full honours degree.
Completion of this qualification can lead on to jobs such as:
• Session musician
• Studio engineer
Higher National Diploma in Music (Production)
BA (Hons) Performance
BA (Hons) Creative Industries (Top-Up)
How to Apply
Please apply through UCAS www.ucas.com
Alternatively, contact Course Information on 01924 789111 for an application
Disability Support Information
We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.
The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk
The transition after being out of the classroom for two years was actually quite smooth and not too daunting. The classes were all so mixed and we had the opportunity to take part in external performances, which gave us lots of experience.
"The tutors were very approachable and helpful. Being in smaller classes, I had the chance to sit down with the tutor who would help me to improve on a one-to-one basis. The support was always there. The tutors made me believe that I could do anything, and as a result I am now completing my degree at university.
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