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Commercial Music BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Commercial Music BA (Hons)

This Commercial Music course is about creation: songs, projects, bands and entrepreneurial ideas. You’ll acquire skills that broaden your future career choices through writing, designing, promoting, performing, researching, touring and launching your creative material.

Songwriting/original music - develop your song writing skills, whether you’re a singer songwriter, play in a band, or want to write music for media.

Music production - capture and present your musical ideas. Whether you’re into vintage studio techniques or the latest digital technologies, we’ll teach you the skills you need to achieve your personal creative goals.

Contextual studies - understand the context of your musical work through the analysis of your own creative outputs and the work of artists relevant to you.

Performance - develop performance skills as solo performer, or within a band.

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Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate Programs. Typical offers include A level grades CCC with grade C in Music, Music Technology or related subjects preferred.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the Program document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Songwriting
  • Composing with Technology
  • Performance (Collaborative)
  • Culture, Context and Criticism in Popular Music
  • Commercial Music Studio Production
  • Performance (Projects)

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Brand, Identity and Promotion
  • Music Video Production
  • Song Production
  • Visual Performance and Identity
  • Music Think Tank
  • "Going Live" (Tour and Events)
  • Working in the Music Industry
  • Composition
  • Work placement
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Professional Portfolio (Development)
  • Professional Musician
  • Professional Portfolio (Presentation)
  • Commercial Music Research: Planning and Methods
  • Commercial Music Research: Writing and Revision
  • Music, Money and Enterprise 1
  • Music, Money and Enterprise 2
  • Live Music TV Show
  • Composition for Media
  • AudioVisual Performance

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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