Explore making and producing commercial music
This BA (Hons) Commercial Music degree will enable you to develop skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the commercial music industry. You will explore topics including Musical Development, Popular Music Studies, Audio Production and the Music Industry.
This course is taught at Platform One on the Isle of Wight.
Platform One is an independent college of music that offers state of the art industry facilities and experienced music industry staff.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including:
- practical work
- project work
- group tasks
- seminar discussions
What you will study
You will study a diverse range of modules to prepare you for work in industry after you graduate.
Modules are grouped into four key topics:
- Musical Development
- Popular Music Studies
- Audio Production
- Music Industry
Individual modules include:
- Practical Musicianship
- Creative Music Development
- Professional Musicianship
- Music Sociology
- Digital Culture
- Recording Principles
- Production Values
- Professional Studio Practice
- Commercial Project
- Modern Music Industry
- Live Sound
- Event Management
- Composition for the Moving Image
- Music in Education
- Employment in the Music Industry
- European Tour
This list is indicative and subject to change.
Use industry standard equipment
Platform One has working relationships with many of the world’s greatest manufacturers of music equipment. These relationships mean that you will use up-to-date, industry standard kit.
The Platform One facilities include:
- Sound proofed and fully equipped rehearsal rooms.
- Dedicated instrumental tuition rooms.
- Lecture and performance suites.
- Seminar rooms.
- A dedicated Pro Tools suite.
- Two high-end, professional recording studios running Avid HD3 systems with Audient consoles.
Platform One has relationships with companies inclusing Blackstar Amplification, Marshall Amplification, Ashdown Engineering, Audient, Zildjian, Mapex, Pearl, Peavey Electronics, Roland, Neutrik and Music Man.
Gain practical experience
You will have the opportunity complete a work placement during your degree to gain industry experience, put your studies into practice and use the skills you develop on your course.
Past students have complete music industry placements in:
- Live Performance
- Events Production
- Live Sound
- Studio Sessions
- Songwriting Collaborations
- Artist Liaison
- Studio Production
- European Tour
- Assistant Engineer
- Composition of Moving Image
Where you could go after your studies
This BA (Hons) Commercial Music degree will prepare you for a range of industry careers. You will graduate ready to make an impact on the workplace.
You could work in:
- Audio production and recording
- Music performance
- Live sound
- Festival production
- Music business and management
- Events management
- Session work
- Cruise ship work
- Composition for film, television and games
Typical offers (individual offers may vary):
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply?
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What are UCAS tariff points?
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When does this course start?
This course starts in September 2022.