Working in groups, you will define key roles and responsibilities and manage the whole event cycle, from sourcing a venue, booking artists, analysing and creating branding for the event, promotion, and ultimately hosting the event for the public. You will have the opportunity to work with audio, film and game art students to help record, film and promote the event. A portfolio of work is created during the planning process, including a brand book, business, marketing plan and contracts.

If you’re interested in studying business but also have a passion for music, then our Music Business course is an ideal way of actively combining your interests. Whether you’re interested in promotion and branding, artist or events management, or copyright and the law, this course will prepare you for the modern music industry. Preparing graduates for successful careers underpins everything we do, and all students on this course will be offered an industry placement anywhere between two weeks and a year in length, depending on their individual needs. We’ll draw on our wide range of contacts within the creative industries to ensure you’re offered opportunities that align with your interests and future career aspirations.

You’ll spend around 8-10 hours each week on-site in timetabled teaching and learning activities. You’ll also get access to all your module content prior to your class lectures via WaterBear’s dedicated Virtual Learning Environment . It’s fully approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.

For self-motivated electronic music artists and DJs who want a degree but with the flexibility of online study. Every producer, DJ and electronic artist is unique, with their own path to follow. All artists and musicians at WaterBear will make, mix and master their own music. You’ll be able to access a wide range of content, resources and tuition to suit your needs and really make the degree your own. The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. It will expand your options and push you to produce original, high-quality music.

Consistent delivery of high-quality service increases customer loyalty, businesses reputation and competitive advantage, hence the module focus lies in the exploration of all aspects of excellent service delivery. Examining, exploring and applying the skills necessary in marketing, PR and communications in music and interactive media. This sandwich placement module is undertaken as an additional 30 credits between Levels 5 and 6, extending students’ undergraduate course programme to four years. There are various bodies of knowledge specific to managing Programmes, Projects and Portfolios of Projects that seek to provide the methods and tools to manage projects successfully. These are necessary but not sufficient; they do however go a long way towards improving project success rates. Organisations like the Association for Project Management and the Project Management Institute continue to work to improve the status and competency of project managers, as well as the competency of organisations.

Promoters also play an important role in the live events industry, as they must make sure that the right people actually know about the show for a good turnout. Our award-winningWestminster Enterprise Networkoffers industry networking events, workshops, one-to-one business advice and support for your start-up projects. Activities might include gaining experience through a part-time job or placement, signing up to a University-run scheme – such as mentoring or teaching in a school – or completing online exercises.