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This degree allows you to study and specialise in contemporary music performance, composition and academic study, ranging from acoustic singer-songwriting through to experimental electronic forms. There are also plenty of opportunities to develop your performance skills, helping you to grow as an accomplished musician. You study a broad range of historical and cultural topics, opening you up to diverse musical experiences, such as hip hop and installation/art music.
ABB including Music, Music Technology or another music-related subject, or BBB including Music plus Grade 8 Associated Board (Performance), Rock School or equivalent performance experience. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.If A Levels do not include Music or a relevant music-related subject, an offer of ABB plus Grade 8 Associated Board (Performance), Rock School or equivalent performance experience may be considered.Board/Trinity (Performance) may be considered.
AABBB at Higher Grade including a music-related subject, or BBBBB including Music plus Grade 8 Associated Board (Performance), Rock School or equivalent. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
ABRSM/Trinity Music Theory G5 also required. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.
D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects including Music or M2, M2, M2 including Music plus Grade 8 Associated Board (Performance), Rock School or equivalent. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.
If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we may take this into account in our consideration of your application.
With Music at Higher Level. Standard Level Music may be considered, but will depend on the combination of subjects being studied. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.
H1H1H2H2H3 at Higher Level including Music, or H2H3H3H3H3 including Music plus Grade 8 Associated Board (Performance), Rock School or equivalent. Applicants should be practitioners in a type of contemporary or popular music.
In a music-related subject.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Newcastle University is a future-focused institution with a long history of delivering high quality education, alongside a reputation for academic excellence. As a founding member of the elite Russell Group, Newcastle is known for world-class, royally recognised research and innovative teaching methods covering a comprehensive portfolio of subjects.
The university is continually investing in its campus facilities and human capital, ensuring that students have access to state-of-the-art and industry relevant equipment, as well as a highly fulfilling learning experience.
The main campus is located in the centre of the city, with fast and convenient railway connections to the rest of the country. Newcastle is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is renowned for Northumberland’s miles upon miles of beaches and rugged coastline.
Where you'll study
Newcastle upon Tyne