BA (Hons) Music Performance & Production (Topup)

Start Date
Course Course
Performing Arts and Music
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

Validated by The University of Hull, our BA (Hons) Popular Music and Production programme will inspire, encourage and support you to be a skilled, versatile and confident musician, prepared for the music industry.

Key Units

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  • Minor Project 
  • Planning for Major Project 
  • Career Development and Entrepreneurship 1 
  • Major Project 
  • Career Development and Entrepreneurship 2

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have:

  • A Level 5 qualification in an appropriate subject (such as a Foundation Degree or equivalent in Music or a closely associated subject)
  • English GCSE at Grade 4/C or above (or an equivalent qualification such as Level 2 Functional Skills)
Applicants will be interviewed, and should prepare for this together with an audition. 


Throughout the programme, assessment is through live briefs and real-work situations, wherever possible.

Students will generally produce evidence of practical application of theory, such as portfolio of composition or portfolio work, along with accompanying written work to assess knowledge and understanding.

Written work may include context, research, justification, reflection and/or evaluation.

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this qualification could go on to study:

  • Masters Degree
  • Specialist performance qualifications
  • PGCE

Future Opportunities

The programme aims to provide students with a broad ranging study of the field of music and the opportunity to develop detailed specialist knowledge in music performance and production. With strong links to employers in the creative industries, and opportunities for extensive experience of performance, it develops specialist knowledge and skills, appropriate transferable skills, self-awareness and the capacity to engage in reflective practice.

The range of modules provides a starting point for a range of careers in the performing arts, musical and community arts organisations, whether from graduation or with further study, such as:  

  • Arts administrator 
  • Broadcast engineer 
  • Community arts worker 
  • Composer 
  • Event organiser 
  • Music therapist 
  • Musician 
  • Music promoter 
  • Private music teacher 
  • Radio producer 
  • Secondary school teacher 
  • Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video 
  • Theatre stage manager 

Tell Me More

Please note this programme is validated by The University of Hull. To find out more about the partnership, click here.

Extra Costs

No direct costs, although students may need to purchase consumables, e.g. guitar strings, drum sticks, etc.

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