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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Production

University Centre Rotherham (UCR) creates opportunities and prepares you with the required knowledge, skills, and behaviours to effectively enter the music industry.

The course offers an educational experience where the key focus is on students own career path and progression route.

The course will assist you in nurturing your passion for popular music and stimulate academic curiosity in the subject. Our students are given access to a range of industry connections through experienced lecturers who continually work in the world of music performance and technology.

Our students specialise on their own chosen area of study including, singing, guitar, bass, recording, production etc. by working both an individual and as part of a team.

UCR students continue to turn their passion into careers. We have an incredible alumni working in a large range of employment areas including; performing musicians, composers, producers, live sound engineers, freelance practitioners, event’s organisers, artist management, agents, major and indie record label representatives, venue management and Educators.

“College provides me with the skills and experience I need to progress onto university.”

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Sam Simmons Level 3 Music Performance Former student at Wingfield Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Performing Arts and Music

The performing arts sector is ideal for those who enjoy performing, have a creative flair and have confidence to express their personality.

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Choreographer

Average salary - £34,900*

Choreographers design sequences of steps and movements, direct and lead rehearsals and devise classical and contemporary dance routines.

Day-to-day tasks:

Turning ideas into steps, fitting movements to music, working with producers, customer designers and musical directors, selecting music and auditioning and rehearsing dancers.**

Working environments:

Film studios, theatres, creative studios or TV studios.

Musician

Average salary - £45,300*

Musicians and singers write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Day-to-day tasks:

Learning and rehearsing music, preparing and attending auditions, looking after your voice and instrument, setting up your instrument ready for performing and performing at concert, or on film, TV or radio recordings.**

Working environments:

Music venues, theatres, recording studios or film sets.

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the performing arts and music sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Detail Orientated
  • Planning
  • Enthusiasm

What our students say

“College provides me with the skills and experience I need to progress onto university.”

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Sam Simmons Level 3 Music Performance Former student at Wingfield Academy

“College has provided me with a fresh start; the course is fun and the tutors are really nice.”

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Charlie Nicholls Level 3 Performing Arts Former student at Handsworth Grange School

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Production

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