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BSc (Hons)Creative Industries (Popular Music Technology) (Top-Up)

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
Tuition fee £9,000.00 per year
Course code PH10
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This course is suitable for students who have already spent two years on a relevant music industry related award. It is industry orientated and will ensure that your skills and intellectual abilities are raised to the level expected of a full Honours Degree student.

Throughout the course you will be involved in extensive group project work, which will focus on the development of industry related products. Student project teams have in previous years chosen to carry on their development and formed start up businesses of their own.

You will study at ATRiuM, our purpose-built campus that provides a rich creative environment and plenty of chances to gain experience across complementary disciplines. For a broader understanding of industry and the workplace, you will collaborate with your fellow students in performance, composition, recording and research. This approach will bring together expertise from theatre, studio recording, live sound, radio, television, film, journalism, interactive media, design and more.

Programme structure

You will be taught how to market yourself in preparation for a career in industry, with regular exposure to creative and cultural networking events and talks from industry forming an inherent part of your studies.

The course content has been specifically developed in conjunction with leading creative and technical practitioners in the creative industries. The nature of the course blends the practical and theory elements with a strong emphasis on vocational studies and the production of digital content in order to provide ideal preparation for a career in industry after graduation.

The following modules are attached to this top-up award:

*Creative Industries Business Marketing
*Major Project
*Honours Group Integrated Project
*Improvisational Approaches
*Composition For Media
*Music Production
*Recording Engineering
Sound for Film & Video Production
Live Sound Engineering 2

Career opportunities

This top-up year degree specifically prepares students for work within the creative industries. This might include areas such as music production, but the diverse nature of the course means that by graduation you will be apply your skills to a wide range careers within the creative industries.

There is also a strong emphasis on business start up and self-employment and this is underpinned through the development of key skills, which provides a range of other career opportunities.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States