Contemporary and Popular Music BA Honours
UCAS Code: W301 (3 Years)


State-of-the-art facilities in our Music StudiosThis 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.

We place strong emphasis on creativity, experimentation and artistic risk-taking. 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.

  • Enjoy funded one-to-one tuition from internationally recognised musicians
  • Develop career skills with modules in music enterprise and music teaching
  • Rehearsal spaces open 24/7 in our £4.5 million Music Studios

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I chose Newcastle because I loved what the University offered in terms of the flexibility within modules and how it meant I could design my own degree.

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