Whilst studying the course with AMS you will:
Have tuition, advice and guidance from industry tutors/mentors
Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people
Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate
Manage and market your own music products
Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course
Expand your CV and portfolio with real-life experience and products
During the BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance) you will study:
The Professional Project
Work under the supervision of an assigned industry mentor to plan, organise and create a professional project in either solo performance, songwriting, music production, dissertation, event management or composition.
Employability and Enterprise in Music
Conceive an idea for a music event and then make it a reality. You will manage all aspects of the event including promotion, finance, health and safety, organisation and evaluation.
Music and the Moving Image
You will have the opportunity to research music used in animation, film, TV or gaming, where you will then compose and record a soundtrack for a piece of moving image of your choice.
Plan, create and promote a feasible music product of your choice, such as CD, book, teaching practice or masterclass service. You will create a business plan showing market research and product development alongside creating a website to promote the product.
You will develop and put into practice a weekly rehearsal schedule with a large and small ensemble group, you will arrange suitable music for each ensemble, leading up to a 25-minute live performance with each collective.
Each year we have an enrichment programme attached to our Higher Education courses. Opportunities differ year on year, to keep them fresh and in line with the ever-evolving music industry. In the past, we have had Masterclasses from artists and producers, industry mentor visits, exclusive performance slots, visits to Sound City and work experience at festivals such as Bearded Theory Festival.