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Music Practitioner

Course Code: UFM0010

Level: 6
Subject area: Music
Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Three days a week, 9.00am - 4.30pm or 1.00pm - 8.30pm

About the course

Full Fee

Full-time £8,450

This exciting and innovative BA (Hons) top-up degree provides you with the opportunity to extend and consolidate your music skills and knowledge to a professional level. There will be a strong focus on your subject specialisms and the creation of innovative musical output. You will identify, target and engage with audiences via live performance, production and digital media under the banner of a music production company run by the students. This will draw on previously developed skills in performing, devising, stagecraft, composing, arranging, improvisation, recording, and live sound.

What you'll learn

The modules you will study include:

  • Developing specialist music skills
  • Organising a music event
  • What you see is what you Hear (visuals and music)
  • Outside the Box (research project)
  • Meet the Listener: Engaging your audience.

Students will create an industry portfolio and will embark on an individual journey of professional development through networking and employment opportunities; further increasing employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification awarding 240 HE credits
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

You will be required to undertake an audition and interview.


You will be assessed through assignments, written, practical and/or work-based (depending on the topic).

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to further research or study, for example a PGCE or MA.

Other employment routes include a wide range of careers within the music industry, such as live performance; composing, producing and distributing your own music; collaborating with other media such as film, television, theatre, dance and computer game design.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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