Liverpool Hope University
Music Production and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
Liverpool Hope University

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Performing Arts

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Music at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £17000 £20000
25-75 percentile range £13000 - £23500 £14000 - £21500 £14500 - £26000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Performing Arts

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21455 £18360 £22141
25-75 percentile range £17911 - £25024 £13492 - £22848 £16777 - £27979

Course Description

This is a four year degree taught at our Hope Park campus. The Foundation Year aims to develop your skills so that after a year, you will be equipped with the necessary skills needed for studying the full BA Hons degree programme.

  • MUSICAL THEATRE

The growth in importance and popularity of Musical Theatre in the last few years is staggering – being of significant importance to the economies of most of the UKs major cities. This trend of increasing revenue, performances and size of audiences continues to grow year-on-year and has significant impact on a regional, national and global level.

This new programme will allow the study of Musical Theatre from a performative, compositional as well as directorial/production vantage points.

On this course you will study the creative, conceptual interactions that exist between words, music and movement, underpinning the threefold performative relationships between music, dance and acting that communicate and express the art form.

This course will allow you to develop your:

• performative skills across dance, singing and acting

• ability to analyse past works of Musical Theatre

• capacity to compose an original piece of Musical Theatre

• techniques of direction and producing works of Musical Theatre

• knowledge of the business management of Musical Theatre

  • MUSIC PRODUCTION

The study of Music Production gives you the opportunity to investigate the creative, technical and theoretical exploration of one of the most universal art forms. All while being exposed to aspects of the music business and industry, as well as its many historical and theoretical concepts.

Drawing on the diverse musical heritage of Liverpool, students of Music Production at Liverpool Hope explore the production of musical performance and composition of music across a broad range of topics and genres, such as popular, classical, jazz and electronic. Your studies will focus on music production and will be underpinned by technical, theoretical and historical areas of enquiry, led by staff with a broad range of teaching, professional and research specialisms.

Music Production is part of our School of Creative & Performing Arts, based in the purpose-built Capstone Building at our Creative Campus. The Capstone is home to a collection of musical instruments that cater for all genres, including a Steinway Model D two harpsichords, a vibraphone and timpani. We also have a suite of sound-proofed practice rooms equipped with Steinway pianos, and four electronic studios.

The Creative Campus at Liverpool Hope University has some newly upgraded recording studio facilities. The Cornerstone Building’s existing recording studio has had a major overall featuring 16 additional preamps in the form of Audient ASP880s and a new SSL Nucleus 2 Dark console, all seated into an Argosy Halo-K Workstation. Combining this with a brand new microphone package, this room is very well kitted out to record all varieties of music.

Amongst the microphone package are AKG C414s, Shure SM7Bs, Shure Beta57s and Beta58s, EV RE20 and the list goes on.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Music Production and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at Liverpool Hope University

20% Elementary occupations
20% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Customer service occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Natural and social science professionals

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Music

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

International applicants should refer to the International section of our website for further information – www.hope.ac.uk/international/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Music Production and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Music Production and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12500 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Liverpool Hope University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Liverpool Hope University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #44 
    • #53 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #46 
    • #56 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 8 university rankings of Liverpool Hope University

About Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University, also known as Hope, was founded in 1844 on the outskirts of Liverpool. Hope is formally affiliated with the Christian-Ecumenical religion, and provides spaces to practice your faith, including the EDEN building and Hope Chapel. Applicants can expect to find 12 research centres here, 2 modern libraries with knowledgeable librarian staff, and all of the on-site amenities you would expect as a student. Whenever you need some time away from the campus in your free time, Liverpool’s vibrant City Centre is just a 40-minute bus ride away.

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Student composition of Liverpool Hope University

undergraduates:
4160
postgraduates:
875
Total:
5035
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Where is this programme taught

Hope Park
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