Popular Music BA(Hons)
|Course Duration||3 years|
As an independent artist, you’ll learn how to promote and release your own work, creating innovative audio-visual portfolios based on experimentation, musicianship and a confident understanding of the industry. You’ll study the audio-visual elements of pop and develop ways of critically conceiving and creating ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ presences. As someone invested in how pop makes meaning, you’ll define a practice that’s stylistically sophisticated and future facing.
- Cultivate songwriting techniques and performance and production skills, to develop and produce your own sound and artistic identity
- Work creatively in high-spec live, digital and studio environments, learning how to incorporate technology into your practice
- Establish experimental and innovative approaches to music making, the music business and self-promotion, which may include touring or running a label
- Think critically about the place and contribution of music as part of culture, with an emphasis on identities, sustainability and the challenges of the digital age
- Benefit from staff expertise, alumni and visiting lecturers, which have included Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Martha Tilston, Mary Hampton and Darcus Beese (Warner Music UK)