Taught course

Music Industry Management and Artist Development

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

You need:

  • an honours degree (2:2 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject

  • a portfolio of degree level or professional work
  • a written statement

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

This artist management course has been specifically designed to meet the demand from students who want to develop their knowledge of the music industry alongside entrepreneurial skills.

It provides an advanced range of transferable skills and knowledge to help you develop your own artist management and development business or to work within specialist sectors of the music industry.

On the course you will be taught by a team of dedicated industry professionals with unique insights and extensive experience. You will study key concepts in managing and developing your own career – or that of an act you represent.

You will also learn a range of specialist skills including independent label management, career building strategies, live events management and copyright law.

While studying, you will have access to the London College of Music’s impressive music facilities, with an extensive complex of studios equipped to a professional specification. Based in west London, the hub of the UK's music and media business, our innovative courses are taught by practising industry experts. This means we have close links with the wider music industry and are in touch with its latest developments and innovations.

Information for international students

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Other equivalent English language examinations will be considered. For more information, contact the International Office.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information please visit the UWL website:


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course information
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