FdA Music Business & Management - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFMB1

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS code: N190


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You need relevant skills, knowledge, opportunities for work experience and an excellent industry network to forge a career in the rapidly changing international music business world and this course has been designed specifically to answer those needs.


You are taught by Music Industry specialists across key new areas such as Digital Marketing, Streaming and Playlists, Music Licensing, Sync and Metadata and traditional areas including Live Events, A&R, Vinyl, Merch, Copyright, Contracts, Business Planning and Entrepreneurship.


You will develop your own music industry career goals and become involved with your pick of projects including festivals, record labels, studios and other opportunities in and out of College, including student radio station NSR.fm.


We have excellent music industry links via staff, students and alumni who work in all sectors of the industry. The Great Escape music industry convention in Brighton also brings significant work experience opportunities.


Classes and project work in small groups in our Music Business hub run inside Northbrook’s extensive state of the art studio complex, providing a busy music ecosystem and thriving talent pool for artist development, supplemented by a series of lectures from prominent music industry figures, including record labels, publishers, artist managers, music lawyers and performing artists.


Student Successes

 

Course Content

  • A&R - talent recognition and development

  • Music Marketing - building fan bases, digital & mobile marketing, PR, promotion, plugging, formats, distribution

  • Entrepreneurship - building your own music business, licensing, understanding risk, selling, pitching

  • Event Management - gigs, events, festivals, record launches, live sound, ticketing, merchandise

  • Business Planning and Management - music & finance, funding, tax, start-up companies, staying afloat, making money

  • The Music Industry - exploring workings, roles, structure, rights, contracts, copyright law

  • Cultural and Critical Studies - understanding key demographics, aesthetics, economics, subcultures, ethics

  • Artist Management - building a team around an artist, professionalism, negotiating

  • Case Studies in Music Business

  • Working with video, internet and online communities


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study.


Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Possible careers include employment or your own business in: Music Artist Management, Musician/Performer/Producer, Record Labels, Digital Music Marketing, Live Music Promotion, Online Music Streaming services, Music PR, Club & Venue Management, Booking Agent, Music Publishing, Music Distribution, Retail, Music Journalism, positions in related industries: TV, Radio, Film, Games, Advertising etc. BA graduates can progress to further study - Masters degree or Entertainment Law (LLM).

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Interview with portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


  • BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • A Levels - with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including Music, Media or Business)

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and writtenEnglish (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


Additional requirements


  • A good reference or college report

  • A portfolio of work or experience in music related events that can be discussed at interview


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content

  • A&R - talent recognition and development

  • Music Marketing - building fan bases, digital & mobile marketing, PR, promotion, plugging, formats, distribution

  • Entrepreneurship - building your own music business, licensing, understanding risk, selling, pitching

  • Event Management - gigs, events, festivals, record launches, live sound, ticketing, merchandise

  • Business Planning and Management - music & finance, funding, tax, start-up companies, staying afloat, making money

  • The Music Industry - exploring workings, roles, structure, rights, contracts, copyright law

  • Cultural and Critical Studies - understanding key demographics, aesthetics, economics, subcultures, ethics

  • Artist Management - building a team around an artist, professionalism, negotiating

  • Case Studies in Music Business

  • Working with video, internet and online communities


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study.


Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Possible careers include employment or your own business in: Music Artist Management, Musician/Performer/Producer, Record Labels, Digital Music Marketing, Live Music Promotion, Online Music Streaming services, Music PR, Club & Venue Management, Booking Agent, Music Publishing, Music Distribution, Retail, Music Journalism, positions in related industries: TV, Radio, Film, Games, Advertising etc. BA graduates can progress to further study - Masters degree or Entertainment Law (LLM).

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Interview with portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


  • BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • A Levels - with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including Music, Media or Business)

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and writtenEnglish (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


Additional requirements


  • A good reference or college report

  • A portfolio of work or experience in music related events that can be discussed at interview


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: