Popular Music

Tune in to the present. Popular music has wide appeal in society. Those working in the music and media industries understand how dynamic, influential and exhilarating it can be. Popular Music focuses on the presence and production of music in pop culture.

The popular music specialisation gives you the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s fast-paced music and media environments. You will:

  • explore cutting-edge digital technologies used in music production
  • build a unique digital identity, presence and composition style
  • access up-to-the minute research in contemporary music history and analysis
  • develop extensive music and media literacies.

Degrees that offer this study area


Career Opportunities

  • Musician
  • Recording artist
  • Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Sound engineer
  • DJ
  • Band musician
  • Entertainer
  • Music researcher
  • Music journalist or broadcaster


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