I really enjoy my course and I have learned a lot in my first year. It is very challenging at times but that would be expected from any degree. There are a lot of skills I have developed on which I wouldn't have learned without doing this course.
I've had a lot of fun so far on my course. Most of the information I've been presented feel relevant and interesting, and the remainder is generally good to know. The staff are all very friendly and have industry experience - they really know what they're talking about. The only real problem is that musicians generally have a harder time finding paid work placements in the third year, and most will have to spend the year working for free. This work placement however is optional and if you'd prefer, you can simply move into your final year (although the work placement will make your life a lot easier when you're trying to find a job after you finish your course).
The teaching is acceptable but a few lecturers seem quite unsure about the content they're teaching and pretty much every lecture presentation contains multiple spelling and grammar errors, from every lecturer. Some course content is a little dated however this is due to the nature of the course spec being old, this has been rectified though as they department are replacing this curse with newer and more updated ones.
It wasn’t really a popular music course. It was the same as the classical course but with a songwriting module for the first two years. That class was fine but when I asked about producing my songs I was told not to bother because I’m just writing the lyrics. First few lessons in with my piano teacher, she told me to quit music. In this last year I’ve (and my music) been called mediocre twice. None of the lessons/lectures/seminars have been of any use. Total disappointment.
Overall, the course is great, except for one or two teachers who are really bad at teaching and it seems like they dont really like teaching, they only do it for the pay at the end of each month and this kinda ruins the whole experience.