10/03/2020: UK Music are excited to share the news that our Music Academic Partnership member Coventry University are set to run a new course from 2020/21.
The all-new Popular Music Performance and Songwriting BA is a practice-based course that will prepare students for a career in the industry.
Coventry University is recognised as the university of the year 2019 for student experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, while the city of Coventry is the City of Culture 2021. Coventry University has a significant history of providing degree courses in music performance, composition, and music technology, and their teaching staff is comprised of music industry experts and outstanding educators.
UK Music’s report Music By Numbers music industry showed that music contributes £5.2billion to the UK economy and employs over 190,000 full-time equivalents.
UK Music’s Director of Education & Skills Oliver Morris said:
"It is wonderful to see Coventry University providing this course as a part of their very strong music offer. We’re really honoured to be working in partnership with Coventry University through MAP to support the next generation of music industry professionals. It comes at a fantastic time for Coventry as a whole with the City of Culture and an ever-growing understanding of the importance of regional music economies to the national picture."
The BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Songwriting degree is recruiting now to start this September. The course will run alongside BSc (Hons) Music Technology and BA (Hons) Music undergraduate courses.
If you think you’ve got what it takes for a career in the music industry check out the course here.
For further information on the course or Coventry University please contact Prof. Tom Williams on: aa7969 [at] coventry.ac.uk
For further information on MAP or UK Music please contact: oliver.morris [at] ukmusic.org