Popular Music, FdA




This Foundation Degree provides professional techniques for performance, regular instrument tuition, and will set you up for success in the music industry through its focus on song-writing, composing and arranging, and studio musicianship.

This practical course covers all areas of the music industry but has performance at its heart. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to perform in the range of renowned venues across the South West, and beyond. Participants also hone their craft through live broadcast sessions, participation in the department’s Rock Choir and the staging of shows throughout the year. This programme also focuses on employability, and has been tailored to support students in their professional music-making through specialist workshops, one-to-one lessons, studio trips and group instrument tuition with experienced session musicians.

As well as the chance to improve your musicianship, create a professional body of work and develop a performance persona that stands out from the crowd, this programme also covers the key aspects of music marketing, and provides real experience of live sound and events management. Completion of the course will set you up to work as a session musician and also help you understand what it takes to get a publishing or recording deal. This Foundation Degree also acts as great preparation for progression to UCW’s BA (Hons) Top-up in Professional Music Performance and Production – an attractive pathway for those looking to gain full Honours at Level 6.

  • Course length

    Full-time: 2 years (3 days a week)

  • Start date

    9th September 2019

  • Course codes

    Institution: B20
    Course: W340
    Campus: C

  • Tuition fees

    Full-time: £8,250 per year

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“During our first year of the degree we got the opportunity to record our debut EP at Modern World Recording Studios..!”

Bath Spa partnership

Delivered in partnership…

This course is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.

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