BA (Hons) Music Production

BA (Hons) Music Production

On this course, you will learn by producing music for professional clients and for yourself. This allows you to build your portfolio and become a confident producer who can adapt to any production situation.

During your time with us, you will:

  • Write and produce commercial tracks to enhance your musical understanding
  • Learn advanced studio recording techniques with a developed understanding of acoustics
  • Sequence and synthesize sounds and beats using different digital technologies
  • Learn to negotiate with clients, promote products and handle contracts
  • Produce a major piece of work, like an album or film soundtrack.

Alongside the practical element of this degree, you will advance your theoretical understanding of music production. Through lectures you will contribute to current debates around production. This could involve examining modern distribution platforms, the history of production, music in film and much more.

When you study with us you benefit from professional experience with artists and clients. You will work on projects with professional producers from the creative industries. You will take part in masterclasses and workshops with high profile music industry guests. There are opportunities to visit professional recording studios, including a working visit to Abbey Road studios in your final year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course gives you the diverse creative and technological skills you need for a career in the music industry. You will develop specialist knowledge of contract negotiation and product promotion. The transferrable skills you gain in research, communication, and collaboration could be applied to many different careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Composer
  • Music producer
  • Radio producer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sound engineer
  • Studio manager

Course Details

Year 1

Music Production Portfolio
Sound Engineering and Music Technology
Introduction to Production Musicology
Making Music
Critical Listening Skills
21st Century Music Business
Project Management and Productivity
Sound and Acoustics

Year 2

Developing Your Music Production Portfolio
Studio Recording and Computer-based Production
Critical Studies in Music Production
Composing and Arranging
Developing a Producer’s Ear
Location Recording
Music Production for the Moving Image
Sound Design for the Moving Image
DIY Musician
Electronic Music
Interactive Music Production

Year 3

Music Production Project
Advanced Mixing and Mastering
Progressing Your Music Production Career
Music Production Research Project

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