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Music Industry Management with Marketing BA (hons)


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Leading the music industry

Want to make yourself heard in the music industry? Experiencing how the music business works and the way that artists and labels are promoted is at the centre of your learning experience. Through placements, underpinned by insights from marketing, visual communication, branding and new developments in social media, we'll help you to identify your interests and strategically plan your path into the industry.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2018.

Please note that this course is only open to applications for September 2019 entry, however you may be interested in our BA/BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Design course, which is open for 2018 entry.

2nd Year 2017 Arts event DYSTOPIA - image by Danny Sargent, BA(hons) Photography

Why study Music Industry Management at LSBU?

Our multi-million pound Elephant Studios, with facilities including Sound Studio and kit room for you to hire industry-standard equipment.
Practical sound projects: Experience music production, studio recording, and sound design for film and games, gaining an understanding of different practices across the industry.

Top 5 in London for satisfaction with course and teaching in Media and Film Studies (Guardian 2019).

Top 5 in London for graduate prospects in Marketing (Complete University Guide 2019).
Specialist staff with great industry contacts.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 Years
Start Date
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Award-winning Marketing Scheme

    Award-winning Marketing Scheme

    Started by Mel Godfrey in 2005, the scheme – coined a 'Give-Back culture' – harnesses the experience, skills, networks and passion of LSBU Marketing alumni for the benefit of those still studying.


This course runs collaboratively, bringing the best expertise together from the School of Arts and Creative Industries and the School of Business. This mix of creative, cultural, management and business skills, alongside key practice-based modules in specialist areas of sound and music production, will give you the confidence and enterprising attitude to work at the forefront of creative innovation in the music industry.

To succeed you’ll need to get a rounded knowledge of the industry. That’s just what we offer! We’ll cover: marketing in a digital world; music industries; visual communications; live performance; brand management and strategy. Placements and internships play an important role in the overall degree, so take a look at our industry links and see who you might be working with.

Year 1

  • Marketing in a digital world
  • Introduction to the music industries
  • Music and culture
  • Managing social media
  • Principles of marketing

Year 2

  • Performance
  • Performers
  • Distribution
  • Negotiated Project
  • The Communications manager
  • E-commerce and digital marketing

Year 3

  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Major project
  • Enterprising futures
  • Music and the law
  • Brand management


Developing entrepreneurship is our priority. Together with experiential learning and live briefs, this course will equip you with the skills you need for a successful career in a dynamic industry.

By the time you graduate you’ll already have a professional network in place and will have had some experience in the industry, through internships, a placement, a sandwich year in industry, or an industry mentor.

As a graduate you could go on to work as: music producers, digital marketing managers, brand managers, live events managers, music festival directors, music publishers, creative directors, band /artist managers, music venue managers, and music PR and marketing managers.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.



Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Director of External Development and Enterprise, Head of Creative Industries

Dr Chatzichristodoulou studies the intersections between performance and new technologies, investigating innovative performance paradigms. She is also interested in issues of curation, social engagement, public policy, and funding in relation to live art and media art practices.

Dr Charles Graham, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Marketing

An expert in long-term brand loyalty, Charles has 15+years' industry experience (marketing director and managing director levels) working on innovation, brand management, franchising and copywriting in luxury food, pharmaceuticals and retail. PhD supervisor.


The course content draws on the opportunities offered by our brand new, advanced production facilities located in Elephant Studios at LSBU. You'll have access to a vast range of media equipment and studio spaces, such as a digital newsroom; digital design, film, and sound studios; and edit suites for visual effects. You’ll be learning within a highly creative community of undergraduate and post-graduate practitioners able to collaborate on projects

  • Sound Studio

    Sound Studio

    The Sound Studio features a control and live room, ideal for post-production work, mixing and recording small bands. Both rooms are acoustically treated and isolated.

  • Mac Lab

    Mac Lab

    The Elephant Studios at LSBU Mac Lab is fitted with Quad-Core and Dual GPU MacPros, available for digital media workshops and unsupervised student work.

  • Photography Studio

    Photography Studio

    The Photography Studio is a double-height space with a photography lighting grid, air conditioning, green room (for make-up and wardrobe) and two colourama separate systems with a range of backdrop options (including vinyl and paper).

  • Grading Suites

    Grading Suites

    The Grading Suites have neutral wall colours and lighting to provide optimal conditions for the colourist. The premium suite (Grading Suite 1) includes a Dolby calibrated screen to ensure ideal conditions.

  • Print Lab

    Print Lab

    A photographic specialised print lab that includes five A2 printers, an A0 printer, a mounting press and six MacPros with specialist monitors.

  • Screening Cinema

    Screening Cinema

    This 36 seat cinema features a 4K projector and 5.1 sound playback, and is ideal to preview production work before it goes out to the public.

  • Film Studio and Soundstage

    Film Studio and Soundstage

    The Film Studio is a double-height room with a lighting grid, DMX lighting control, green screen backdrop, air conditioning, green room (for make-up and wardrobe) and sound isolation for use as a soundstage.

Teaching and learning

At LSBU we strongly believe in learning through experience. This style of learning means we create hands-on opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, test your ideas in an industry context and grow (personally and professionally). You can expect to work on a variety of live briefs, interdisciplinary projects (working with students on Fashion Promotion, Advertising and Photography courses), industry visits, and guest lectures.

Every student on this course will be offered an internship, placement and/or mentorship opportunity.

You'll be supported in your transition to Higher Education through personal tutoring and mentoring at all stages. The way that we teach is through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, workshops, external visits and industry engagement activities (such as live briefs and tutorials).

You’ll also be able to access everything you need for your modules online, through our virtual learning environment Moodle (which is accessible on a mobile or tablet). Project work takes place in supervised in 1-2-1 sessions and your lecturers are available for drop in sessions too.

Personal Tutoring

As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will help you get the most out of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.  

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at the beginning and end of each semester for 30 minutes.  Weekly drop in times will be made available and you can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in class.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level BCC or;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma MMM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

Apply now for a full-time course starting this September through Clearing.

Call 0800 923 8888 to speak to one of our dedicated Clearing advisors who’ll take you through your application.

You can also speak to us in person at one of our clearing application sessions.

If you’re applying for a health and social care course use our online application service.

For more information visit our Clearing page.

Part-time course

Please follow the instructions on the table below to apply for a part-time course.

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

2019 entry

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
3 Years
Start date
Application code
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.


Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 5216Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £39375

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.


We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Award-winning Marketing Scheme

    Award-winning Marketing Scheme

    Started by Mel Godfrey in 2005, the scheme – coined a 'Give-Back culture' – harnesses the experience, skills, networks and passion of LSBU Marketing alumni for the benefit of those still studying.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

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Tel: 0800 923 8888

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