BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance

Music Performance Degree

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals and Other Instruments.

This course develops you as a musician, building technique, repertoire and your unique style while ensuring you gain collaborative and ensemble skills to ensure that your opportunities expand musically and professionally.

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You will also gain studio/production skills to further empower you, as well as developing your knowledge of how the music industry really works.

By working with peers and professionals, you will develop ensemble skills and gain industry experience, enabling you to expand your musical and professional opportunities.

Through one-to-one tuition, from our industry-insider tutors, you will master your skills, technique and approaches to music making, developing your unique musicianship, repertoire and style.

‘We focus on your individual talents and develop your distinctive creativity.’

Let us Open Doors to the Music Industry for You!

Find out how to apply!

Important Course Codes for applying through UCAS!

Institution code: W75

Course code: W315
Campus code: D
Institution code name: WOLVN
Short form of course: BMUScmp

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All applicants will be expected to audition.

The audition will include performance, aural, instrumental technique, sight reading, and harmony and theory.

Applicants must demonstrate an appropriate level of instrumental performance skills in order to be eligible for entry onto our programme.

Fees & Requirements

Course Fees

  • UK / EU: £5,995
    (This course is eligible for Student Loan finance)
    International: Please contact us to enquire or register your interest

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS points or equivalent or relevant industry experience. We welcome applicants that have studied arts award.
  • Musical competency evidenced by grade achievement (Grade 6) or equivalent, theory competence at (Grade 5) or equivalent.
  • Non-native English speaking students need to meet our English language requirement of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Core Modules

How Music Works – 360 degree scope of the 21st century music business landscape

Techniques – Incorporating one-to-one tuition and group teaching you will learn how to present yourself as a musician and to become a more confident performer in a range of complex environments.

Styles – You will study a vast range of styles and genres that will make you a complete musician that is comfortable in any environment.

Performance – Performance runs throughout the degree. You’ll be performing solo, in bands and within unique collaborations.

Production – Understanding the latest engineering and production techniques, studio sessions working with emerging and established artists, the opportunity to record your own material.

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Why Echo Factory?

Some of the World’s Finest!

We don’t just believe in teaching theory for the sake of it. You will be taught by some of the world’s finest educators who have the real-life experience and know-how of making it in the music and related arts industries today.

We also believe that to be at your best you cannot simply focus on Western Contemporary music which is why at Echo Factory you will derive a deeper and richer appreciation for musical styles from across the world, and their application to the Global Music Industry.

All courses offer you the opportunity to create your own structured and vetted business plan should you wish to start your own venture upon graduation, and to give you the best possible start all students are encouraged to participate in and benefit from Echo Factory’s in-house Talent & Career Development Service which includes:

• Artist management • Industry exposure • Access to the Echo Factory’s record label


Studying with Echo Factory

This course equips you with all of the skills, knowledge and real-life experience to successfully embark on a career as a performing musician (bass, guitar, drums, vocals) whether that be as a signed artist or professional session musician.


Not only will you achieve a significant enhancement of your technical ability and understanding of the various musical styles and disciplines utilised in the modern global music industry, you will also develop the entrepreneurial acumen required to be a successful musician in the 21st Century.


In order to ensure you stand out from the crowd and to give you the best possible chance of securing successful employment in an ever-competitive industry, our courses combine a cross-disciplined approach coupled with a highly bespoke and modular learning experience, resulting in you graduating with a broader knowledge and skill base than most other schools.

How to Enrol

We’ll be happy to answer your questions you may have about Echo Factory….

Call us today on 0116 253 5657