There are written assessments as part of the Foundation Degree in Music & Sound and BA (Hons) Music & Sound Top-up. Dependent on your prior experience and qualifications in written English, you may be asked to write an essay as part of your audition. This will take the form of an essay answer to a question on a popular music topic. You will be given the question on the day, and you will have 45 minutes to complete your written answer. Should you have any particular support needs with written work please make this known prior to your audition.
Fast Track – RPL (recognition of prior learning)
For those wishing to apply directly to the final year of a BA(Hons) degree without having previously studied a formal level 4 or 5 pathway.
Through a process known as Recognition of Prior Learning, we save you time by rewarding you for your hard work and experiences by mapping these against the earlier years of a BA(hons) programme. This could ultimately gain you FAST TRACK entry into the final year of the qualification. This way, you can achieve a BA (Hons) degree in as little as 2 Semesters full time or 3 Semesters part time, without the need for formal prior qualifications.
You may have extensive experience as a performer, song writer, producer, publisher, tour manager, artist representation, audio engineer, festival organiser, business owner, composer or private teacher, and all of that experience can count towards your RPL.
For those interested in developing a career in formal teaching, achieving a BA(Hons) is a must have step in gaining a post graduate certificate of education (PGCE). Having an honours degree could also help you progress much more quickly to M.Mus level, which you may need for a variety of careers in the industry such as Music Therapy.
To find out if you are eligible for RPL please contact your local centre, who will be happy to help you.