Master Music Industry Management

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  • Objectives
    The MA is designed to prepare students for management careers in the music industry. Whilst gaining specific management knowledge of the business, creative and infrastructural practices of the global music market, the course seeks to develop the vital practical and transferable skills necessary for a successful career in the music and media industries. Adopting a primarily vocational approach, the MA aims to develop music business skills such as management, finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. The music and creative industries are also explored from a theoretical perspective, helping students to build an integrated understanding of all key areas including recording, publishing, management, new technology, globalisation, music business agreements, intellectual property and copyright.
  • Entry requirements
    You should possess a good relevant Honours degree, minimum 2:2, or equivalent. Alternatively, an unrelated degree, as well as previous music or media industry experience. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, at least two years of relevant professional experience, as well as evidence of academic ability, will be required. Where possible, candidates will be interviewed.
  • Academic title
    MA, Postgrad Cert Music Industry Management
  • Course description
    Course structure
    You will take 5 core modules and 1 optional module, followed by a dissertation of around 15,000 words undertaken in the Summer study period.

    Core modules:

    -Research Methods
    -International Licensing and Global Markets
    -Marketing Music: Brands, Bands and Fans
    -Artist Career Development: Business Models
    -Intellectual Property and Copyright Industries

    Optional modules include:

    -Financing Events
    -Business Practice for the Creative Industries

    A range of assessment methods are incorporated into the course including essays, individual and group research projects, case-study reports, presentations, examinations, and a final dissertation.

    Career Opportunities
    The course will be of benefit to those currently working or aiming to work in the music and related creative industries, in areas including artist management, record labels, publishing, live sector, entertainment law, retail, digital media, marketing and brand management, PR and promotion, licensing, and trade organisations. The course also prepares you for further professional study, as well as self-employment and consultancy roles in one of the most exciting and unique industries today.

    Attendance & duration
    -Full-time: one year, day
    -Part-time: two years, day

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