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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Music and Management

Programme code:MA-MU/MANUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Silviu Cobeanu Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A good first degree (equivalent to 2i or above) in Music or a related subject; we will consider other relevant professional (or similar) experience in Music in lieu of formal musical qualifications where a good level of musical understanding and/or some practical experience can be demonstrated at the point of application.

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Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

The bringing together in collaboration of two internationally-renowned Leeds departments, the School of Music and the Business School, affords excellent opportunities for distinctiveness. The Business School’s international reputation in management is further expanded by the creation of the Creative Industries Management module, and the Music Management Project builds on the School of Music’s existing expertise in practical music-making. Creative Industries Management will provide the opportunity for industrial placements in the music industry, enhancing employability and creating vital links with the business community. Music Management Project will allow for the practical application of theory and skills developed elsewhere in the programme, with the possibility of a practice-based element alongside more traditional scholarly methodologies. The dual stream of managerial training and creative musical opportunities is highly distinctive.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 180 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5249MCreative Industries Management15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
MUSS5165MMusic Management Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth), 1 Jan to 31 Oct
MUSS5830MLive Music Management and Promotion30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Jan to 31 May
MUSS5833MThe Recording Industry Now30 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5687MIntellectual Property Management15 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LUBS5963MEntrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 May to 31 July
LUBS5978MManaging Digital Business15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 credits1 May to 30 Sep
MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), 1 Jan to 30 Sep
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Jan to 31 May
MUSS5134MIndividual Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), 1 Jan to 31 May, 1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 credits1 Jan to 31 May, 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Other optional modules may be available by arrangement. Students must ensure that they have the prerequisites for the above modules before enrolling for them.

Elective modules:

Last updated: 02/07/2020 15:09:35


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