Barcelona
BCN + UK
2 years Barcelona + 1 year Southampton, UK

Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music Performance

Precio primer año €300

Description

This three-year Bachelor's degree will provide you with the most comprehensive knowledge related to the world of music performance and creation. This qualification is designed for those who already play a musical instrument and want to combine live performance with the study of music production environments and music technology, a necessary knowledge to develop artistic projects.

MicroFusa is the most complete music production and sound training center in Spain, with over 30 years of experience, our center has up to seven fully equipped computer rooms with individual workstations based on the reliability of Apple systems, all with standard production software of the music industry (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Native Instruments, Arturia, Waves, etc.) and MIDI controllers (Launchkey, Launchpad, Ableton Push, etc), nine professional recording studios, with both analogue and digital equipment- mixing-consoles (SSL, Midas, Yamaha, Neumann, Shure, Blue, Avalon, TLA, etc), as well as the latest technology, synthesizers, for electronic music production (Moog, Pioneer, Novation, Roland, Korg, etc).

The first 2-years of the course take place at Microfusa, followed by the Top Up course (one year) at Solent University, Southampton (United Kingdom), which you access directly. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know a musically recognised market and at the same time experience living abroad in a vibrant city.

The qualification obtained is double. The Technological Diploma in Music Production from Microfusa, plus the Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Popular Music Performance issued by Solent University. A university degree recognised by the EHEA (European Higher Education Area).

This is an excellent opportunity to become a professional performer of popular music.

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Syllabus

In this first year, the knowledge and skills you acquire are oriented towards the use of digital technology for music creation in virtual and home studio environments, combined with an introduction to small-format recording studios. The objective is to acquire the necessary autonomy in the management of musical projects, both from a creative and technical point of view. The subjects taught are the following.

  • Music production and composition.
  • Music history.
  • Music theory I.
  • Production Software: Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
  • Spanish I.
  • Projects and Exercises.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development. Here is a more detailed view of the syllabus of the Technological Diploma in Music Production.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

The second year focuses on the development of your artistic career from two different approaches: on the one hand the preparation and live performance of your repertoire and on the other the management and promotion of your musical career. You will become familiar with live technology and the basics of a DJ session, rehearsing and performing via streaming and, optionally, at festivals organised by the different centers throughout the year. In addition, and in order to learn about the tasks and roles in the music industry, you will have an internship with MF Records label and the events production company MF Events, both belonging to the microFusa group. The second-year concludes with the completion of a personal project in which you will have to put into practice the skills acquired with the expert guidance of a mentor from the center. The subjects taught this year are as follows.

  • Live Performance & DJ.
  • Music industry and internship mF Records / mF Events.
  • Music theory II.
  • Spanish II.
  • Final Project of the diploma.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development. Here is a more detailed view of the syllabus of the Technological Diploma in Music Production.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Level 6 of the B.A. in Popular Music Performance at Solent University*
  • Individual Performance 3
  • Advanced Music Performance
  • Entrepreneurship and Artist Development
  • Major project
Optatives:
  • Songwriting Portfolio
  • Experimental Music Performance

More information on the third year (Level 6) of the B.A. in Popular Music Performance, here.

* The management of Solent University reserves the right to change this syllabus.

Requirements

In order to access Solent University, and be able to complete your studies with a Bachelor's degree, the entry requirements are the following:

Academic

  • Baccalaureate or equivalent A-levels studies. Students with inferior studies must organize an interview with the school director 
  • Successful completion of the 2-year diploma gives access to the third university year (top up course) in England, at the Solent University.
  • English language level IELTS certification with the cutoff score of 6 in speaking and writing.

All of these requirements must be met when registering at the university.


Materials

  • The centre provides all the necessary materials for the course, as well as the availability of recording studios for the course studies and to work on projects, practice, and study.

Schedules

The Technological Diploma in music production has the following available schedules
  • Afternoon schedule: 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 16:00 pm to 22:00 pm, one day per week

The Technological Diploma in music production is made up of approximately 2.000 hours distributed between theoretical classes, practices, assisted projects, self-study, and personal practices. The weekly classes are undertaken in the following way:
  • Production – 6h/weekly
  • Specific software (Ableton Live and Logic Pro) – 3h/weekly
  • Music history / Music Business industry - 3h/weekly
  • Live Performance - 3h/weekly
  • Music theory - 3h/weekly
  • Spanish - 3h/weekly

Observations;
  • Maximum number of places available: 24
  • Applications are treated on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • This course requires a minimum of 8 students
The methodology used in the course is based on a blended learning format, incorporating activities that evolve in our classrooms and recording studios, supported by our virtual campus. Said activities include collaborative practices, magisterial classes, discussion forums and group projects among others. The course content is available online, accessible 24 hours, on any electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet and mobile). The debate forums will stimulate critical thinking/analysis along with the exchange of ideas. The practices and projects objective is, learning by doing, and working in teams with other students. This is all closely overseen and led by our highly specialized educators, all of whom have extensive experience in the field.

Payment method

Option: Full payment upfront
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st year (single payment) 3: 6.075€
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 2nd year (single payment) 3: 5.775€
The total amount for both years with full payment up front = 12.450€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021 / 2022.
 
The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses.
The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.
 
For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.
Option: Fractioned payments, domiciling it through a Spanish bank account 2 1st year:
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 3: 1.420€
  • 8 instalments: 611€ (November to June)
2nd year:
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st payment 3: 1.420€
  • 8 instalments: 572€ (November to June)
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.904€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
2. To access the financing service the following is imperative: Spanish bank account information. TIN interest rate of 5%, 5,11% TAE. The payments will be debited directly by bank or cashier by the 5th of each month, except the first payment that will be done by a one-off transfer or in cash.
3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021 / 2022.
 
The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses.
The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.
 
For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.
Option: Fractioned payments, without domiciling 1st year:
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 4: 2.100€ due by the 15th of September 2021
  • 2nd payment 5: 2.100€ due by the 15th of December 2021
  • 3rd payment 6: 2.100€ due by the 15th of March 2022
2nd year:
  • 1st Payment 4: 2.000€ due by the 15th of September 2022
  • 2nd payment 5: 2.000€ due by the 15th of December 2022
  • 3rd payment 6: 2.000€ due by the 15th of March 2023
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.900€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
4. The deadline to make the first payment is the 15th of September 2021 / 2022.
5. The deadline to make the second payment is the 15th of December 2021 / 2022.
6. The deadline to make the third payment is the 15th of March  2022 / 2023.
 
The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses.
The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.
 
For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.

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