Develop your talent as a musician and performer through the practical and theoretical study of popular music.
On this very practically based programme, you will also have the opportunity to develop extremely useful skills such as recording techniques, live PA mixing, songwriting and arranging – all essential for working in the music industry.
Our course provides a unique opportunity for you to excel in performance while developing a critical mind and becoming an intelligent, multi-skilled musician.
Popular musicians learn in different ways so the course uses accelerated learning techniques to ensure that all students progress in areas of musicianship, making clear links between; performance, context, theory and professional practice. The Department is committed to this holistic method of study, helping you to understand the value in what you are learning as you become confident, creative musicians. As a Department, we also have excellent links with industry professionals and visiting professors.
In the 2020 NSS, Popular Music Performance received 100% for teaching on the course and academic support, and 100% of students agreed that staff had made the course interesting.
We pride ourselves on the quality of support we offer, and have a range of support packages to help support students during their time at University.