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Why choose this course?The course aims to equip performing musicians with the key practical, theoretical and business skills required for a long-term career in the music industry. The BIMM Foundation Degree integrates vocational performance-based skills in music performance with academic study and work-based learning. You will develop professional level performance skills in a wide variety of styles for your chosen instrument: drums, guitar, bass or vocals. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in the music industry. You will also gain a thorough understanding of the career paths available within the music industry.About the courseEach year you will take modules covering different aspects of performance, theory and business context. BIMM's comprehensive tutorial system enables every student to benefit from widespread access to music industry professionals for expert help and advice. There are many extra-curricular activities including rehearsing, recording and performing in public, and visits from high level professional musicians and other music industry personnel. Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education 60 / 61 Professional MusicianshipCourse located at: BIMM BristolFoundation Degree (FdA) Popular MusicCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) Tourism ManagementCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdSc)UCAS CodeProfessional MusicianshipW310Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c; BTEC MM)Applicants are also required to have performing ability equivalent to Trinity Grade 6-8, together with Grade 5 or equivalent level music theory.Applications are welcomed from mature students with relevant professional experience and an aptitude/willingness to undertake a course of study at HE level.Applicants will be interviewed and auditioned at BIMM in Bristol. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationTaught at BIMM Bristol (25 King Square, Bristol, BS2 8JN)(UCAS Campus code M)Course length2 years full-timeMore CodeTourism ManagementN840Entry CriteriaTypical offers180-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) Alternative qualifications welcome See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare(UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-time; part-time availableMore CodePopular MusicW340Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) with at least 80 points from a music- related qualification (including BTEC Music Practice/Music Technology/Performing Arts or A-level Popular Music, Music Technology or Music.Grade V111 Rockschool (guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, voice) accepted in lieu of one A-level. Portfolio of music recordings required (assessed via CD demo and audition).High level of performance skills, eg voice, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums.Candidates who do not have the standard qualifications but are over 21 and have music industry experience will be considered. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare, (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore will develop musical performance and analysis skills in parallel with an understanding of the music industry.Why choose this course?This two-year full-time course is taught at our FE partner college, Weston College, in Weston-super-Mare. You will need to be a performing musician to apply for this course (some of the modules are performance based) and you will need to demonstrate a high standard of instrumental or vocal proficiency at interview/audition. As the course progresses your musical performance and analysis skills will develop and you will gain a sound understanding of the music industry, particularly local commercial trends. You have access to industry standard equipment, including fully-equipped band rehearsal and instrumental teaching spaces; facilities also include digital recording studios, running Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro on Apple Macs. Live sound modules are supported by large-scale PA systems, which for some projects are provided by local employers and venues.About the courseThe curriculum covers three broad areas of learning - practical/ professional skills development; performance and composition; and core academic skills, incorporating music theory, popular musicology and music industry studies.The course aims to equip you with a broad-based set of skills relating to popular music, including instrumental proficiency, music theory and live performance. These subject-based skills are developed through practical assignments which include studio projects, live band-based gigs (see the 'Music Production' sister programme on page 60) and work placements with local music industry employers. You receive instrumental lessons as part of the course. Over the two year course you will study modules covering performance; studio techniques; music theory; live sound techniques; and marketing. You will also explore the music industry through a Professional Studies module, and you will undertake industry-based projects. Some modules are shared with Music Production (page 60), so you will have opportunities to collaborate with music producers from this course.CareersGraduates from this course will be prepared to work in many areas of the music industry. Typical career destinations include performance, instrumental teaching, promotion and events management. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can also apply to progress to the third year of a full honours degree at our Newton Park campus. Entry to Year 3 is by interview, and is normally restricted to applicants who have completed the Foundation Degree in full.Throughout the course you will be assessed through a wide range of methods, including live performance, audio/web-based submission, website, written work and seminar presentation. There are no formal examinations. Sample modules include: Technical Instrumental Development; Musical Styles and Repertoire; Music Business and Personal Management; Music Theory and Arrangement; Aural and Notation Skills; Pre-Production Skills; Applied Technical Development; Session Skills; Engaging with Industry; Creative Composition and Arrangement; Transcription and Critical Listening Skills.CareersThis course leads to a range of careers in the music industry - as performing musicians, session musicians, recording artists, or in the music industry superstructure. Further study options will be available for students to apply to progress to Year 3 of an associated BA (Hons) course.This highly vocational two year course is taught by BIMM Bristol (Bristol Institute of Modern Music), one of our partners in education.0101 On stage01 Developing performance skills01 Bath is a World Heritage siteA vocational qualification that reflects contemporary themes within the tourism industry and enables you to develop a range of work-based skills. Why choose this course? This two-year course is suited to students who wish to learn more about the management of the industry or for those in employment who wish to gain a higher education qualification. Through your study you will gain knowledge of tourism organisations, regulations, motivations and innovations. You will learn how to communicate effectively, use a variety of research methods, use data to make decisions and design a business plan. Work placements are an essential feature of the course and include exciting opportunities such as working at Bristol International Airport. You will learn while in work and some of your assignments will be linked to your placement. We will provide you with the necessary skills training to combine work-based experience with the more academic demands of the course. You will be based at Weston College making use of the extensive facilities and visitor attractions in this popular seaside resort. About the course In Year 1 you'll investigate the importance of tourism and explore popular tourist destinations and tourism impacts. You will be collecting and using a range of tourism data to help understand the commercial aspects of the tourism industries. You'll look at key issues facing tourism managers today and identify ways of managing visitor attractions to improve the experience of its visitors. As you progress to Year 2 you will begin to focus on more specific areas of Tourism Management. You will be studying the marketing of tourist destinations and devising your own market research. You will evaluate what makes a business operate effectively and will investigate the environmental impacts of tourism and learn how the industry is responding to the challenge of climate change. You'll undertake two work placements and a series of work-based projects enabling you to explore future employment opportunities. Visits to Bath Spa are an essential part of the course and students have access to the facilities at both Weston College and Bath Spa University. You'll have the opportunity to apply to the third year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management degree at Bath Spa. Careers This course has been designed with input from local tourism businesses to enable students to improve the skills and knowledge required by tourism industries - maximising your career opportunities. You can expect to participate in a variety of managerial and operational roles, including: attractions management, event management, local authority tourism departments, heritage management, travel agencies, airline and airport work.01

Bath Spa University More information Frank Morgan BA MSc CPFA-Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Clerk to the Board of GovernorsAlun Thomas BSc PhD-Deputy Vice-ChancellorsJon Brady BSc-Professor Neil Sammells BA PhD-Head of Bath School of Art and DesignPradeep Sharma BA (Cantab) MA (Cantab) MA-Dean of School of EducationProfessor Stephen Ward BEd MEd PhD-Head of School of Humanities and Cultural IndustriesProfessor Tim Middleton BA MA PGCE PhD-Head of School of Music and Performing ArtsJoe Bennett BA NTF FHEA-Head of School of Science, Society and ManagementProfessor Robert Mears BSc MSc PhD PGCE-Head of Graduate SchoolProfessor Paul Davies BSc PhD-Registrar and Head of Student ServicesChristopher Ellicott BA MA-Director of EstatesCarolyn Puddicombe BSc FRICS-Head of Library and Information ServicesAlison Baud MA DipLib MCLIP-Head of Human ResourcesArlene Stone FCIPD-Head of Marketing and CommunicationTessa Alton BA DipMHead of Computing ServicesDave Hassall BSc-Head of EmployabilityAdam Powell BSc PG Dip-Head of Corsham Court CentreProfessor Ron George MA RCA DipAD-Head of Quality ManagementKatie Akerman BA MA PG Cert DipQ-Head of FinanceKevin Wright FCA-Head of Information ServicesJonathan Sebright BA-Governors and Chancellery -Front Row:Stella Pirie (Chair)Professor Frank Morgan (Vice-Chancellor)Caroline Bull -Middle Row :Inderjit AhluwaliaProfessor Judith BrownAndrew HarrisJon Brady (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) Lynn Ludlow-Back Row :Mike RoyRichard BidgoodProfessor Tim Middleton Ian Phillips -Inset (left to right)Revd Preb Edward MasonJulian AmeyProfessor Paul LunaPhilip Parker-Not pictured:Mary TomanCllr Chris Watt Alun Thomas (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Clerk to the Board of Governors)Senior staff and governorsN eed moreIndex information?Published February 2011The contents of this prospectus are correct at the time of going to press. 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