Music Foundation Year
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Music
UCAS Code: Music: Musical Arts Foundation Year: W300; Music: Creative Music Technology: WH74; Music: Popular Music and Recording: W341
Start Dates(s): September
Year one of a four-year degree
- This course will equip you with the knowledge as well as the creative and technical skills needed to succeed on an music degree programme.
- You'll have the opportunity to work and study within New Adelphi and benefit from cutting-edge technical equipment and studio spaces
The Foundation Year of the four-year programme aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in music to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programmes (see Course Details). The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with fundamental subjects in music.
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in music, allowing you to progress onto one of our BA (Hons) Music degree courses in a cognate discipline.
It is ideal if you want to develop your career along a music pathway but have a non-musical background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree.
This course is also attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.
During the Music Foundation Year, you will study modules which will help you to increase your knowledge and understanding of basic music and other aspects of musical thinking. Other modules will help to develop your study skills such as note taking and structuring essays and reports.
This programme prepares students to study on the following three-year university undergraduate programmes, meaning the duration of your degree is four years in total. See full course details of these degrees, including modules studied, using the links below.
On successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will be able to progress to:
- BA (Hons) Music: Musical Arts
- BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording
- BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.