If you're interested in studying music at university or college, there is a huge variety of courses on offer, covering areas as diverse as classical and modern performance, composition, conducting and music production

The following illustrate the breadth of this subject area:

What? HND Popular Music

Where? Bournemouth

How long? 2 Years

Why? Course teaches performance, composition, technical and theoretical studies in popular and contemporary music. Also business studies.

Entry: 6 A-level points, 80 UCAS tariff points

Contact: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

What? HND Musical Theatre

Where? Newcastle

How long? 2 Years

Why? Course teaches acting, singing, dance, physical performance and musical theatre. Trains you to skip across the stages of Broadway

Entry: Relevant BTEC or a GNVQ in performing arts or 2 A-levels>

Contact: www.ncl-coll.ac.uk

What? BMus Music Technology

Where? Edinburgh

How long? Optional 3 or 4 years

Why? Course teaches acoustics, mathematics, electronics, music technology, synthesis and (for those on the 4-year course) computer programming.

Entry: 30 points and grade 5 in any instrument. You may be asked to supply examples of your work.

Contact: www.ed.ac.uk

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