Music Business and Arts Management BA Honours

Middlesex University
En London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - ($ 181.403)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
  • Cuándo:
    Octubre
Descripción

Our dynamic BA Music Business and Arts Management degree prepares you for employment or further study in a broad area within the music and arts sectors.



Why study BA Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University?

Covering areas such as entrepreneurism, project management, live music, musicology, copyright and consultancy, this multi disciplined degree gives you an excellent overview of the music business as well as contemporary issues in arts management. Its content, an attractive blend of compulsory and elective modules, allow you to specialise in certain areas of expertise as your studies progress. The degree cuts across music, business and law.



Our Performing Arts department has a vibrant character like no other and gives you regular contact with the professional music world, with visiting lecturers from the industry who, along...

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Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.

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Octubre
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Temario

The BA Music Business and Arts Management degree combines a rich selection of areas over its three years of studies. Modules such as Managing Arts Projects, Introduction the Music Industries, and Music Contracts and Copyrights help lay the foundations, while more specialised aspects of the course develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to deal with the business and legal implications of the music and arts industries.

Year 1
Introduction to the Music Industries
This module provides an overview of the music industries, principally in the sectors of recording, publishing, live music and management. Students will develop their understanding of related roles, e.g. A&R, marketers, managers, publishers, agents, promoters and administrators, to gain a broad based understanding of contemporary issues and practices.

Managing Arts Projects
This module introduces arts management through the production of a range of arts and music projects. Drawing on arts management, event management and project studies, the module will use a range of practical and theoretical approaches to build up the knowledge and skills needed to conceptualise, plan, finance and manage commercial and subsidised small scale music and arts projects.

Music Contracts and Copyrights
This module provides introductory study of contracts and copyrights in the music and cultural industries. Analysis of historical and contemporary conditions across various industry sectors, genres and territories offers students a theoretical background upon which to develop practical skills appropriate to recording, publishing, arts administration, management and agency.

Critical Thinking about Music
This module encourages critical thought about music, musicians and composers. It takes the convergence of two topics ­ the cultural industries and music history ­ to develop understanding of music's social function, music aesthetics, approaches to music criticism, cultural modernism, and music as a collaborative art. It also provides academic study skills and opportunities to reflect on and advance budding professional and scholarly development, laying a solid foundation for further study and practice.

Year 2
Live Music Industry
This module aims to enable students to gain an advanced understanding of the development, structure and systems employed by the live music industry. It develops students¹ critical understanding of the impact of live music markets in local and international arenas, from small venues to international tours and festivals. It also enables students to critique the contemporary role of live music in the promotion and development of an artist's career and to examine the interplay of agents, promoters, managers and salient organisations across the industry.

Music Entrepreneurship
This module aims to develop students' knowledge of the music industries, with a specific focus on entrepreneurship. Such issues are particularly important to those intending to launch a company of their own, or to self manage and/or self release, but will also be relevant to those intending to work for an existing company ­ within the music industries or beyond. Students will work on a live case study of a music business, as well as planning their own music related business, working both autonomously and in groups.

Plus two modules from the following list:

Principles of Arts Marketing
This module develops previous learning in music marketing by introducing students to advanced issues in its practical and theoretical principles. It provides an evaluative overview of salient economic, promotional and developmental concepts to equip students with the appropriate language and tools of music marketing and communications. Such learning will enable students to develop an understanding of how to create robust marketing and promotional campaigns.

Consulting in Organisations
This module provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to organisation practice by students working in small teams on real time consultancy projects that take place in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It gives the student the responsibility of managing themselves, their time, their team relationships and their relationships with external clients to achieve outcomes that make a real difference to the organisation. The module provides a bridge between academic study and full time employment by focusing on the significance and relevance of their consultancy experience. It aims to enhance students¹ prospects of employment following the completion of their degree programme.

Music and Culture
The module aims to examine the relationship between music and culture exploring its nature, meanings, forms and implications. Drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks and research methodologies (e.g. cultural studies, gender theory), students will examine key domains of cultural music production to understand the ways in which these domains have been constructed and to develop the skills necessary to analyse such forms.

Music Journalism
This module aims to explore the key principles of music journalism and develop practical skills in interviewing and writing reviews, features, biographies, website content and promotional material. Students will also explore the history of music journalism and its possible future. As well as students considering a career in music journalism, either full time or part of a portfolio career, the module will appeal to students who would like a greater understanding of working with the press from an artist's perspective ­ or simply of the link between music and words.

Year 3
Critical Studies in Music Business and Arts Management
This module aims to enable students to: develop their critical understanding of key and contemporary issues in the music business and wider arts sector; explore how the complexity and ambiguity of these issues affect professional practice in arts management and the music business; develop their independent enquiry, analysis and communication skills to devise and sustain arguments about key and contemporary issues in arts management.

Choose one of the two following:

Major Project
This module develops to an advanced level the organisational knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required to plan, finance and deliver a major music and/or arts related project. The project will draw together all elements of the programme to date, encouraging students to demonstrate advanced practice in the presentation of a project and to work with external partners and audiences. Indicative topics for study and practice include: entrepreneurship; programming or product development; project planning and management including problem solving; budgeting, finance and fundraising; marketing, promotion and sponsorship; and production.

Independent Project
This module furthers knowledge, understanding and skills in a particular area of interest, whether arising from prior learning or enabling the pursuit of interests not other otherwise catered for in taught modules. Because of the diversity of Independent Projects, their aims will vary according to the nature of the project. This will be defined in a proposal, which is subject to the approval of the Module Leader.

Choose one of the following if taking the Major Project or two if taking the Independent Project:

Contemporary Music Studies
This module presents specialist studies of contemporary musical styles through analysis of a range of works, genres, repertoires, and related musicological theories. Taking its starting point as the mid twentieth century, the module examines modernist, postmodernist and neo modernist trends in relevant musical, cultural and philosophical contexts.

Popular Music Studies
This module aims to provide the student with an advanced idea of popular music studies through a selective overview of theoretical approaches, including cultural theory, sociology, political economy and musicology. Key areas of popular music studies will be addressed, including production, mediation and reception. Theory will be used to explore popular music practice and popular music practice will be used to explore popular music theory.

Community Arts and Music Education
The primary aim of this module is to enable students to affect positively the musical development of a community or individual(s). This will be achieved through the planning and delivery of participatory musical activity within a specific community based or pedagogical context. To this end, both practical facilitation techniques and theoretical literature will be explored. Successful students will have sophisticated creative and interpersonal skills. On completion of the module they will be well placed to start working professionally in the sector, and/or to undertake further study (e.g. a PGCE or community music masters degree).

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£12,000 per year