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BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Start Date: 9th September 2024

Newcastle College Music 3
  • Length 3 years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance (awarded by NCG)

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More about the course

Thinking about studying a music degree? Want to specialise in popular and modern music? This BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance degree will help you develop as a live or studio performer, session musician, composer or songwriter. As a student you will gain a deep knowledge of music and will cover topics like Studio Performance and Production, Digital Media and Promotion. You’ll join our vibrant, creative community where you will have the chance to collaborate with like-minded students to host gigs, develop your own music and produce videos and album artwork.

So whether you want to record the next hit single, write score for film and TV, or work as a pit-band musician, our innovative degree can help you on your way.


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What can I do with a qualification in Music?

Daily tasks:

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

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Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Conceives and writes original music.

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What can I do with a qualification in Music?

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