About this course
This course combines a broad music curriculum with the study of business management, preparing you for a career in the music industry. You can explore classical music and jazz, pop and commercial styles. Management topics will help you to develop an informed view of today’s business world. Your year abroad will give you international performance experience.
You can tailor your degree to focus on the areas of music and business that you're most interested in. Choices range from performance to project management, music therapy to marketing.
You'll spend a year experiencing another culture by studying with one of our partner institutions. Our students sing opera and music theatre, play funk guitar and classical oboe, and make electronic dance music. Whatever your passion for performance, we'll help you develop through:
regular performance and composition workshops with our superb teaching team
high-profile performance projects with internationally renowned performers
up to 20 hours of fully funded individual tuition per year for solo performers, as well as ensemble and conducting coaching
Our wide range of music modules allow you to learn about ethnomusicological (study of music from the cultural and social aspects of the people who make it), analytical, and musicological approaches to music topics. This ranges from music in the middle ages to global hip-hop.
You'll develop skills in composition and music technology. You'll also develop an understanding and practical skills in arts administration, music therapy and community music.
Management modules will encourage you to think differently about business and management, and cover contemporary concepts and practices.
how the business world works and how it's affected by consumers, markets, culture and technology
core skills in finance, marketing and accounting
how to communicate
digital trends in the business world
Our high-level facilities include dedicated rehearsal rooms and electronic studios. Our concert hall, Turner Sims, supports the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university. You'll also get the chance to perform at, and organise, events around the city in a range of different venues.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.