BA (Hons) Music Production

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Music Production / BA (Hons) Music Production (Manchester)

Validated by the University of Sussex

The way in which music is recorded, mixed and mastered is as integral to the creative process of composition and performance. The best producers can add the illusive magic to a recording that is often the difference between the success and failure of a project.

The BA (Hons) in Music Production degree is a specialist vocational programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles such as producer, live sound technician, sound engineer, film and television technician and computer music designer.

On the course you will learn about the technology and techniques required to produce music across a wide range of contexts from traditional studio recording to film, television, animation, multimedia and live environments.  You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in the context of contemporary music, the industry that supports it and the personal, project management and business skills required for a successful career in music production.

The course sits clearly on the cutting edge of music production with high end studios, equipment and software and is unique in combining the creative use of technology alongside a rigorous, critical and theoretical examination of music production.

 

UCAS CODE: 629B

INSTITUTION CODE: B39

CAMPUS CODE: R

Year 1

All students take the following mandatory modules in their first year of study:

  • Sound Environments
  • Studio Engineering
  • Computer Music
  • Audio Theory and Acoustics
  • Video & Multimedia Production
  • Academic Study & Research Skills

 

Year 2

All students take the following mandatory modules in their second year of study:

  • Music Industry Studies
  • Sound Studio Production
  • Computer Music Performance
  • Music Production in Context
  • Sound for Film, Television and Broadcast
  • Computer Music Design

 

Year 3 

All students take the following mandatory modules in their third year of study:

  • Production Project
  • Post Production
  • Ambient Recording
  • Personal and Business Development
  • Immersive Environments

 

Minimum 160 UCAS tariff points (5 GCSEs at C or above (to include English) + 2 A levels at grade C or above). Or equivalent national vocational qualification - an equivalent qualification is acceptable via our APL process.

Students with significant experiential learning may also be able to apply using our APEL process, advice and guidance will be provided by the Recruitment & Admissions Team.

Applicants for Music Production BA (Hons) need to submit a 'portfolio' of your work along with a supporting written account. You can find out more information on what you need to submit in the Music Production Porfolio Guidelines document. You can either email your portfolio to [email protected] or post it directly to us at

Music Production Portfolio, BIMM Brighton, 38-42 Brunswick Street West, Brighton, BN3 1EL.

If you are posting your portfolio make sure that it is clearly marked with your name, address and phone number.

 

BA (Hons) Music Production

Mode of Attendance
Full-Time
Length of Course
This course is taught as a three-year course at levels 4, 5 and 6
Start date
Oct 2014
Awarding Institution
University of Sussex
Teaching Institution
BIMM Manchester
UCAS Code
629B
Language of Study
English
Final Award
Bachelors Degree with Honours
Admissions Criteria
Minimum 160 UCAS tariff points (2 A levels at grade C or above). Or equivalent national vocational qualification - an equivalent qualification is acceptable via our APL process.
Students with significant experiential learning may also be able to apply using our APEL process, advice and guidance will be provided by the Recruitment & Admissions Team.
Date of Course Specification:
Oct 2013

What makes this Course distinctive?

The music production business is a major component of the UK's creative industries, and an essential part of the UK's culture and economy. 

Over the past ten years, with the growth of digital music and the live performance scene, alongside the explosion of computer, based technology has changed UK's music production business significantly.  In addition to this, the online market has provided exciting new opportunities for music delivery and employment.

This course sits clearly on the cutting edge of provision in this field and is unique in combining the creative use of current technology alongside rigorous, critical and theoretical examination of the subject. As a team we are excited and passionate about our subject and are convinced that the students in this area are the future of this creative and inspiring industry.

Our philosophy is based on combining creativity, technology, theory and context in a distinctive blend of teaching and learning.

This course will benefit students looking to further their chances of employment in a fast paced, competitive and self-sufficient environment. This course is highly vocational and is designed to act as a springboard into employment and entrepreneurship.

 

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