BA Popular Music Performance

Duration: 3 years
UCAS Code: W315
UCAS Tariff: 80 points

About the BA Popular Music Performance course

The BA Popular Music Performance course aims to develop you into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry.

You will have access to industry-standard rehearsal and live performance spaces, including an informal acoustic performance space in the University Centre Grimsby building and 200-seat live music theatre in the School of Art.

Four rehearsal studios include the very latest in backline equipment and professional PA sound reinforcement.

For guitarists and bassists, there is amplification by Marshall, Orange, Peavey and Blackstar to cater for many styles, and drummers can enjoy top-of-the-range TAMA and Sonor kits.

Keyboard players have the opportunity to use Kurweil, Roland and Yamaha electric pianos and a Bechstein grand piano.

Industry-standard sound reinforcement is available in every rehearsal room, including Shure microphones, Yamaha powered mixers and Peavey loud speakers. For those interested in learning about live sound, a DB fully active live rig and Allen and Heath desks are available for live use.

A specialist technician team is on hand to guide you, while the highly-qualified academic team of active musicians will also help every step of the way.

You have the opportunity for further development by studying for the Avid Pro Tools 101 course, as well as managing the in-house White Box record label.

Entry Requirements

English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent): grade C/4 or above

Students lacking formal academic qualifications also encouraged to apply. They will be set a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.