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BA (Hons) Commercial Music (Platform One)

Study at Platform One on the Isle of Wight 

Study at Platform One on the Isle of Wight 

3 years Full Time
Remote course


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:

  • essays
  • examinations
  • practical work
  • project work
  • presentations
  • group tasks
  • seminar discussions

The Course

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
  • Songwriting
  • Creative Music Development
  • Professional Musicianship
  • Music Sociology
  • Digital Culture
  • Recording Principles
  • Mixing
  • 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

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 including Blackstar Amplification, Marshall Amplification, Ashdown Engineering, Audient, Zildjian, Mapex, Pearl, Peavey Electronics, Roland, Neutrik and Music Man.


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

Course Costs

Course Fees 2024/25

UK fee

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

Typical offers (individual offers may vary):

tariff points from A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical.
A Levels
BTEC/Cambridge Technical
6.0 overall
with no element lower than 5.5.


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