UD Partners With University Of East London (UEL) To Launch Two New Music Degree Courses

UD Partners With University Of East London (UEL) To Launch Two New Music Degree Courses

December 12, 2022

Those who are familiar with UD (United Development, formerly Urban Development) will probably know them for putting on events: the annual Industry Takeover All-Dayer, Open Mic nights, regional tours… Then there’s their artist development work, recording studios, label, and schools programme. When it comes to supporting the next big thing, they’ve also been on the ball, helping and showcasing talents such as Wretch 32, Little Simz, Ghetts, Andreya Triana, Devlin, Labrinth, Skepta and Paigey Cakey in the early stages of their careers.

In September 2023, a new chapter will begin at UD’s new state-of-the-art £4.1million Talent House: they will be launching two new degree courses, designed for those inspired by the sounds, words and rhythms of Black music culture. Whether your future involves becoming a successful artist or a music producer, UD’s Level 4 courses (the first year of a degree), awarded by the University of East London (UEL), will help you make your dreams a reality.

From creating and performing material to the marketing and publishing of the work, these courses provide development and understanding about the music industry, from the music industry. Thanks to UD’s extensive contact book and mentoring expertise, you’ll also have regular access to professionals working in record labels, social media, publishing and the live sector. TRENCH, as the official media partner, are looking forward to working with the next generation of industry dons and donettes.

Pamela McCormick, Director of UD, said: “We are passionate about excellence, and the potential for excellence in every young person we encounter. While it can be difficult to progress with so many barriers in place, entry into music and the music industry shouldn’t be a privilege or reserved for the few. UD is an expert friend to the music industry and to the music educators who have the best intentions for the young people we work with. We want you to unlock your potential.”

You can read the prospectus here and applications should be submitted via UCAS. For more information on all UD have to offer, head here.