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Bradford College

BA (Hons) (Top-up) Music for the Creative Industries

Study Level
Level 6
Course Type
Higher Education
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


This is Level 6 Top-up programme designed to allow you to progress from a prior approved qualification to an honours level degree.

Develop your passion for music with our Music for the Creative Industries degree programme. Refine your skills and knowledge in music with the support and guidance from our lecturers – who are experts in their field. You will benefit from specialist equipment and trips and visits to relevant exhibitions and experiences, all helping you make the steps towards your future in a creative industry.

  Key Info

This programme underpins the development of your practical skills as a musician with key theories, context and the development of academic skills. The programme is intended to be predominantly practical in its assessment and delivery, but with key theories and contextual information delivered as part of the course programme to underpin these practices.

You will develop vocational skills that will help them to learn in a more real world and vocational scenario. This could be through putting on a performance project or working with students from a different department to produce the piece of assessed work.

  Qualification Gained: Bolton Institute BA (Hons) in Music for the Creative Industries - Bradford College

The programme is intended to be predominantly practical in its assessment and delivery, but with key theories and contextual information delivered as part of the course programme to underpin these practices.

  • Creative Technology (20 credits)
  • Independent Project (40 credits)
  • Pre-production Professional Portfolio (20 credits)
  • Advanced Musicianship (20 credits)


  • Teaching and Mentoring in the Creative Industries (option – 20 credits)


  • Freelance Working and Self-Employment in the Creative Industries (option – 20 credits).

Entry to this course requires an HND qualification in Music or a related discipline or 120 credits at NQF Level 5, or equivalent. You should also be qualified to at least Grade 6 (or equivalent) on your primary instrument and you will be required to demonstrate this in an audition.

T Level qualifications are accepted, a T Level PASS with a minimum of a grade A*-C (equates to 96 UCAS points).

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Critical reflection forms a major part of the assessment for all the modules, with the development of portfolios providing much of the evidence for your reflection of learning and development. This should also help to provide you with a completed portfolio of work that could help you to enter employment when finishing the programme.

This project work allows for formative assessment to be ongoing throughout a module. Your tutors will maintain close contact with you throughout these projects, giving evidence for both formative and summative assessment whilst the module progresses.

The department has significant links and partnerships with many local venues and organisations around the city – this has resulted in us being able to stage gigs and events in professional environments that will enrich your learning experience. The links established on the course have been invaluable in securing employment.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study or employment in the music industry. Careers include:

  • Performer
  • Session Musician
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Music Teacher
  • Instrumental Tutor
  • Songwriter/Composer
  • Music Producer
  • Studio Engineer

HE Tuition: £9,000.00 per academic year

Other Costs:

Additional fees: Equipment £100 maximum (optional) (headphone, USB memory stick/hard drive, breakables such as strings/sticks), Trips/visits £500 maximum (optional).

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Kala Sangam