What will I learn?

Serious about a career in the music industry? Ready to join a course that’s produced Mercury Prize nominees, award winning entrepreneurs, and professional film and television composers? If so, our popular music degree is the right choice for you.When you join this course, you’ll embark upon your personal journey towards professional musicianship, developing your performance, composition and recording skills while deepening your knowledge of how the industry works. You’ll receive musical tuition in the instrument of your choice, get to grips with the essentials of studio recording, and expand your experience of performing in both solo and ensemble settings. Added to all that, you’ll take part in masterclasses led by established professionals, providing you with invaluable insight into what it’s like to work in the music industry.As an undergraduate music student studying at Salford, you’ll have access to a vibrant local music scene with links to local venues and musical institutions. We’ll be providing you with the chance to regularly contribute to concerts and gigs, as well as to engage with like-minded creative artists.Our popular music recording degree is well known for producing successful recording artists such as members of the British art rock band Everything Everything (Mercury Prize nominees 2018); recording artist and award-winning entrepreneur Caroline Redman Lusher (Founder and Creator of Rock Choir); Film and television music composer Louis Dodd (Love and Hate Crime, EMMY nominated Strike Back: Retribution, Amazing Hotels and BAFTA winning Long Lost Family), and songwriter/producer Rick Boardman (member of indie dance band Delphic and co-writer of hit singles including ‘Back to You’ performed by Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha; ‘Real Love’ Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne and ‘Love On Me’ Galantis). **You will:**- Study on the number one Popular Music and Recording course in the North West, and number two in the UK (Guardian 2021 league tables)- Be taught by practising music professionals on a course with a reputation for producing graduates in the popular music industry- Be able to fully explore your creative ideas and passions through specialist portfolio work- Work on projects in our industry-standard music recording studios- Graduate with a portfolio of work that can be used for future employment or further study. **Visit our Popular Music and Recording degree CourseFinder webpage** https://bit.ly/3iCRHIf**Explore all of our Music courses and read our helpful FAQs** https://bit.ly/391SUG6 **Sign-up to an Open Day or Campus Tour** https://bit.ly/2MchZVA

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Must include a C Grade in A-Level Maths AND a C Grade in either A-Level:Physics (PASS practical)Chemistry (PASS practical)ElectronicsDesign and TechnologyComputer ScienceA C Grade in AS-Level Physics would also be acceptedA-Level Statistics is NOT acceptable in lieu of A-Level Maths and not suitable as a Numerate ScienceStudents who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A levels - refer to Tutor (Must have A2 maths)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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