Business Management and Music Production - BA (Hons)

Develop your business management acumen and gain advanced technical and creative expertise on this exciting Business Management and Music Production BA. You will gain valuable skills studying on this programme to enable you to pursue career opportunities in the global industries of business and music.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Combined Honours

UCAS code

  • NJ20

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international, placement or entrepreneurship year

Why study Business Management and Music Production at Keele University?

No. 1 in the UK for Business Studies (National Student Survey, 2020)
Spend a year working in industry, or undertake an entrepreneurship year
Benefit from our Apple MacBook Loan Scheme
Study alongside innovative companies based in Keele Business School
On demand access to sophisticated music studio facilities with sound design and computer labs
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Facilities at Keele Business School

Co-located with businesses

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Internships, enterprise and knowledge exchange opportunities

Keele Business School is at the heart of the Keele University Science & Innovation Park, one of the leading developments of its kind in the UK. The Park offers companies a business environment that provides an innovative research culture, combined with academic expertise and the University’s specialist resources, with a variety of opportunities for students to get involved, from internships, knowledge exchange partnerships, and student enterprise initiatives.

 

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Facilities at the Clockhouse

Clockhouse

At Keele, you will enjoy the use of designated teaching spaces and may study in our beautiful 19th-century Clockhouse and have access to comprehensive studio facilities. There are six key areas housing equipment for sound recording, music production, computer music, audio-visual creative work, sound design, and music software development.

The Clockhouse is home to a lab, recording studio, three small group or individual user studios with workstations for audio/video editing and sound design, and a drummers' room. Our studios are equipped with Macintosh-based workstations, Genelec speakers, and modern technological tools.

Access to these studios and equipment will enable you to become highly skilled in using various tools and equipment.

The Clockhouse, Keele University

 

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Academic Expertise

Staff in Keele Business School are active researchers in core areas such as accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, marketing and management. Their academic work will inform your learning, incorporating recent theories and current themes to open discussion in your subject area. There are professional support staff on hand to answer any queries you may have during your undergraduate studies at Keele.

Our academics in Keele Business School are multicultural and multinational, bringing an international aspect to the School’s teaching, research and business activities.

Music Production is taught by staff in the School of Humanities with international experience and research in a range of specialisms, helping you to gain experience in practical skills through sound recording, audio design and digital sampling as well as programming, mixing and mastering.

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Course Content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two-semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BA (Hons) Business and Music Production degree. For example, the Foundations of Humanities 1 module introduces you to the broad range of source material across the Humanities disciplines - from media to history which enables us to analyse political, social or economic perspectives and attitudes to individuals, marginal groups and 'mainstream' society. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do. 

Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage

Course Structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester One Modules

FYO-00247 Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing 15 credits
FYO-00249 Foundations of Business - 1 15 credits
FYO-00257 Foundations of Humanities - 1 15 credits
FYO-00259 Foundations of Humanities - 2 15 credits

Semester Two Modules

FYO-00271 University Research Portfolio 30 credits
FYO-00261 Advancing Humanities  30 credits


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United KingdomEuropean Union and International students

  • Between 40-48 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification, or relevant work experience

AND

  • GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills
  • IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)

AND

  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 (C) or
  • A Level 2 numeracy qualification such as Key Skills Application of Number Level 2 or Functional Skills Numeracy Level 2

How to Apply

Students will need to apply for Music Production with Foundation Year (UCAS code J932) through UCAS at www.ucas.com

Direct Entry

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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