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Music and Business Management (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
ABB-BBB View full entry requirements
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

The BA Music and Business Management degree combines a broad music curriculum with the study of business management. You'll prepare for a career in the industry as you explore classical music, jazz, pop and commercial styles. Management topics will give you an understanding of the modern business world, ready for you to drive improvement and change within it.

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.

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 modules also allow you to:

  • learn about ethnomusicological (the study of music from the cultural and social aspects of the people who make it) analytical and musicological approaches to topics from music in the middle ages to global hip-hop
  • develop skills in composition and music technology, covering composing for the concert hall and commercial music
  • gain an understanding and practical skills in arts administration and community music

Management modules encourage you to think differently about business and management. You'll cover contemporary concepts and practices to learn:     

  • 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 in business      
  • about 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 organise and perform at events around the city in a range of different venues.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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