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Music Technology with Popular Music Performance, BA (Hons)

University of West London, the United Kingdom

University of West London

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Part-time5 - 7 yearsSeptemberGBP 6167GBP 7667

About Music Technology with Popular Music Performance, BA (Hons) - at University of West London

Course summary

88% of students on our music courses said they 'would recommend their course to others' in the National Student Survey 2016.

OverviewWe have created this course for you to gain a thorough understanding of contemporary audio recording systems and nurture a wide knowledge-base, centred on their first study instrument or voice. 
Why choose this course?This course follows the major/minor structure with 12 music technology modules and six specific to pop music performance, over the three years. In the final year, our students are able to focus on a selected area of study through the BA project module and their choice of assessments in other modules.
The Music Technology major allows students to acquire and develop skills that are appropriate to current sound and music pre- and post-production practices.
The Pop Music Performance minor consists of performance modules, which, in your first year, allow you individual tuition on your chosen first instrument (guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals or bass).
In addition, you will take another stream of modules that provide grounding in arranging, composition and performance techniques. The course covers both practical and theoretical approaches and aims to integrate them, thus providing you with a rounded educational experience, which is vital if you are to succeed in a demanding world. 
Career and study progressionThis course provides solid preparation for diverse career choices, including:
•studio session musician•solo artist/group member•backing musician for touring artists•pit musician in theatre and shows•cruise ships•songwriter•musical arranger•instrument demonstrator/advisor to manufacturers•teaching; or music therapy.
When you have completed this course successfully, you can progress to Masters and PhD-level study and research.
See our postgraduate courses page to view the full range of postgraduate degree courses offered by the London College of Music.

Other options available for BA (Hons) Music Technology with Popular Music Performance

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
  • Full time - September 2018, Ealing site
  • Part time - September 2018, Ealing site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£6,167

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£7,667Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

112-128 UCAS tariff points at level 3 or equivalent, which would normally include at least two subject areas including Music or a related subject area, plus Maths and English grade A*-C.

We also ask for a minimum standard of musical ability. This is currently grade 8 Performance on your stated first instrument (or voice), together with grade 5 Music Theory and equivalent sight-reading.

If you do not hold these grades, but feel you are at the required standard, you may ask to be auditioned instead. The audition is informal and will include a relaxed interview. Overseas applicants can audition remotely by supplying a video of the audition process. Full details of this process are available on request.

Because the course focuses on music technology, you must confirm previous experience with music technology systems. If you haven't studied on a recognised Music Technology course, we will ask you to provide a portfolio consisting of at least two or three tracks on CD, together with a detailed report on how they were recorded and your involvement in the process.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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