BA (Hons) Music Production and Creative Business

BA (Hons) Music Production and Creative Business

On this course you will learn music production techniques alongside business and marketing principles. You will develop your creative business ideas through planning and practice, helping you become a confident producer and business owner. You will also cover the mechanics of the music industry and the business strategies needed to make a career from your passion for music.

During your time with us, you will:

  • Write and arrange tracks to develop your musical understanding
  • Capture and process sound using advanced production techniques
  • Learn advanced studio recording techniques with a developed understanding of acoustics
  • Sequence and synthesize sounds and beats using different digital technologies
  • Produce and apply business strategies and marketing plans for the music you produce
  • Gain an understanding of relevant legal frameworks such as contracts and copyright

Alongside the practical element of this degree, you will advance your theoretical understanding of music production and business creation. Through lectures you will contribute to current debates around production. This could involve examining modern distribution platforms, the evolution of digital technology and more.

We give you opportunities to visit studios across the country and work on production projects with artists performing live in the studios. We also hold regular Industry Days throughout the year. These are a chance to meet and talk to successful entrepreneurs, music managers and business people from across the music industry.

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

On this course you will develop the specialist knowledge you need to enter the music production industry. You will also gain an understanding of business organisation and strategy. Transferrable skills in problem solving, communication and planning could be applied to many different careers.

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

  • Music Business Entrepreneur
  • Business development manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Music producer
  • Radio producer
  • Sound engineer
  • Studio manager

Course Details

Year 1

Music Production Enterprise 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

Creative Business Portfolio
Studio Recording and Computer-based Production
Critical Studies in Music Production
Developing a Producer’s Ear
Creative Business and Entrepreneurship
Marketing and PR for the Independent Musician
Music Production for the Moving Image
Sound Design for the Moving Image
DIY Musician
Electronic Music
Interactive Music Production

Year 3

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

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