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BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production

Solent’s popular music performance and production program offers a broad range of creative and technical learning in music and production carefully balanced with the acquisition of academic skills involving research and critical thinking. Students will gain experience both specific to the music industry and relevant to other careers.

Admission requirements

Solent’s popular music performance and production course is suitable for both schooled and self-taught musicians. Applicants should be interested by both performance and technical production, as well as music history and academic theory.

Applicants should aspire to careers as session musicians, producers, artists, songwriters, music journalists or promoters.

For more information, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Performance Techniques 1
  • Introduction to Studio Recording 1
  • Creative Music Industries
  • Creative Performance 1
  • Creative Music Production 1
  • Theory and Listening Skills

Year two

Core units

  • Performance Techniques 2
  • Advanced Studio Recording 1
  • Music Portfolio Careers
  • Creative Performance 2
  • Creative Music Production 2


  • Songwriting Techniques
  • Creative Sound Design

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Music Collaboration
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Entrepreneurship and Artist Development
  • Major Project


  • Experimental Music Performance
  • Surround Mixing

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

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About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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