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Overview: The FD Popular Music Performance offers a broad and challenging education in music performance, creativity and entrepreneurship. You will be trained in live performance practice, develop your individual talent, study in the recording studio both as a session player, write and arrange music and participate in projects that gets your music to a wider audience. You will develop research skills, apply theory to practice and embrace the working practices of the music industry as you embark on entrepreneurial projects that could lead to employment. The FD Popular Music Performance is tailored to provide you with opportunities to find your key creative strengths in the performance setting, in music business, research or education, and then develop your chosen specialism in order to progress into further study or employment. The FD Popular Music Performance offers students a practical, experience-based education in performance practices and creative music making. Wherever possible we encourage students to be working collaboratively with external clients, producing competitive products that meet the requirements of the music industry.

Entry Requirements: Is 64 UCAS points, we will also consider applications from mature students with industry experience or other accredited prior learning (APL). Our HE IELTS score entry requirements are 6.5


Level Four Modules

Skills and Context (20 credits) Live Band Studies (20 credits) Creative Songwriting (20 credits) Research (20 credits) Solo Performance Techniques (20 credits) Studio Performance (20 credits)

Level Five Modules

Journal and Seminar (20 credits) Technology in Performance (20 credits) Popular Music Arranging (20 credits) Entrepreneurship (20 credits) Creative Music Portfolio (20 credits) Performance Practice (20 credits)

Assessment: We will always assess students through a variety of methods and learning styles, this includes assessments such as practical performances, written submissions, portfolio-based practice and presentations.

Fees: Ł7500 per year/level of study

This programme is approved by Hull College Group

Contact Hours: Timetabled sessions will be eight hours a week, there will be expected self-directed study and an additional commitment to workshop/studio practice which will equate to a total of 15 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points, IELTS Score: 6.5 Although we use UCAS points as a guide for students coming straight from school or college, for us, what you've achieved in the past isn't nearly as important as what we believe you can achieve in the future and we excel at providing the support that helps students succeed, regardless of their previous academic background
In addition: Applicants are not necessarily expected to have formal qualifications, for example you may have had appropriate work experience.

Start DateDurationDaysTimes    
20 September 20212 Years--   Enquire Apply now
Start Date20 September 2021
Duration2 Years
Action Enquire Apply now