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.
Explore the opportunity to study part of your course abroad
As a student at the University of Chichester, you can explore opportunities to study abroad during your studies as you enrich and broaden your educational experiences.
Students who have undertaken this in the past have found it to be an amazing experience to broaden their horizons, a great opportunity to meet new people, undertake further travelling and to immerse themselves within a new culture.
You will be fully supported throughout the process to help find the right destination institution for you and your course. We can take you through everything that you will need to consider, from visas to financial support, to help ensure that you can get the best out of your time studying abroad.
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 Fees 2023/24
Typical offers (individual offers may vary):
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