The Practical Study Route for Music Technicians.

Whether you’re hoping to build a career as a live events promoter, stage manager, sound/light technician or a general roadie in music, theatre or wider entertainment sectors, the Technical Services study route will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to kickstart your journey.


The route will give you a comprehensive understanding of stage management, touring and tour production as well as live events management and promotion. Taught by music industry specialists and touring professionals, it is designed to offer the most real-world learning experience available in this subject area.

Learn by completing projects based on real-world situations and get regular hands-on experience, working within real music, theatre and entertainment spaces, with the latest equipment at your disposal alongside the most pioneering people in their fields.

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.


All students on the Technical Services Study Route must study the following modules in addition to the mandatory modules of the Music Industry Practice programme.

Over the last 20 years we’ve learnt that there are some things that every music industry professional needs to know about. Things such as copyright, the pseudo-currency of the music industry, who the key players are and how the various sectors of artist management, records, publishing and live work and are changing. That’s why our Music Industry Practice programme includes a small number mandatory modules that we believe everyone should study.

Credit-bearing elective modules are a requirement of your qualification. Students must choose from the indicative list below.

The final module selection will be available at course induction where you can select modules which will work in tandem with your core timetable.

Zero-credit elective modules (subject to availability) have no bearing on or requirement in your qualification, they are purely optional. We recommend that students study 2 of these modules, but there is no minimum or maximum stipulation.

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Course Details


BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice

Awarding Body

Middlesex University

Campus Delivery


ACM Guildford & Birmingham
2 Year accelerated delivery (6 x 15 week Terms)
ACM London
3 Year traditional delivery

FHEQ Credits

Degree 360

UCAS Institution Code

Institution A48

Entry Requirements

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