Europe's Leading Performing Arts Education

BA (Hons)
Popular Music Vocal Performance

About the Programme
The three-year BA (Hons) Popular Music - Vocal Performance programme has a unique focus on singing, songwriting, music production and music business. It is designed for those who wish to develop a career as a singer songwriter. The programme is highly practical, with substantial one-to-one training, and considerable public performance opportunities.

Intensive and Practical

The BA Hons is highly practical and driven by the desire to create independent, imaginative and creative singer / songwriters / performers. The programme gives its students all the key skills required for a successful career. The programme does not prescribe style or genre of popular music but rather allows its students to develop as individual creative artists. 

The creative practice is linked with a solid foundation in music business. The programme combines the best of mainstream music education with a dynamic modern entrepreneurial focus on commercial and entertainment singing performance.

Core Studies

·      Singing (one to one tuition and ensemble)

·      Musicality (including the development of a second instrument)

·      The History of Popular Music

·      Songwriting

·      Music Technology and Recording

·      Performance

·      Music Business and Management

The programme focuses on supporting its students in developing creative material and an individual brand to help them launch their professional career. Music business focuses on helping the student develop understanding, strategies and material so that they can be empowered to develop and manage their own career. 

The programme has outstanding links with international music organization (record labels, promoters, producers and others) to facilitate the their  move to being a professional in the music industry. 

Future Prospects
Graduates of BA (Hons) Popular Music – Vocal Performance will have all the key skills required for a sustainable career in the music business with a focus on singing, songwriting and production.

The degree will also allow them to progress on to further postgraduate / Master degree studies in Europe and the USA.

Who Is the Programme For?
The BA (Hons) Popular Music – Vocal Performance programme is designed for creative and ambitious singers who are committed to gaining and sustaining a career in music performance and creation.

To be awarded a place on the Popular Music programme applicants will need to demonstrate a strong singing voice (the programme does not specify a particular style) and an understanding of their own aspiration as a performer. Additionally we look for creativity and imagination, passion and determination and very importantly openness to learning and experimentation.

Tuition Fees for course starting September 2018

How To Apply


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Residents of North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, click here to start your application: