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Music Production HND (subject to approval)

Course Overview

Within this course you have the option to specialise with either a music technology or music performance focus

This course is designed for students who are looking for a career in the music industry and have a strong interest in music performance, composition and production. The course gives students a range of both practical and theoretical skills that can be utilised in music performance, music technology and music education.

Work-based learning is embedded into the course and local employers and live clients are frequently involved in industry-based projects, and contribute to studio and live sound production projects. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their events management and live music production skills at the College’s McMillan Theatre complex.

The modules studied may include:

  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Live Sound
  • Music Industry
  • Music Sequencing
  • Sound and Music for Media
  • Music Performance
  • Composition
  • Synthesis and Sampling
  • Events Management and Production

Apply for Music Production HND (subject to approval) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Within this course you have the option to specialise with either a music technology or music performance focus

This course is designed for students who are looking for a career in the music industry and have a strong interest in music performance, composition and production. The course gives students a range of both practical and theoretical skills that can be utilised in music performance, music technology and music education.

Work-based learning is embedded into the course and local employers and live clients are frequently involved in industry-based projects, and contribute to studio and live sound production projects. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their events management and live music production skills at the College’s McMillan Theatre complex.

The modules studied may include:

  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Live Sound
  • Music Industry
  • Music Sequencing
  • Sound and Music for Media
  • Music Performance
  • Composition
  • Synthesis and Sampling
  • Events Management and Production

Student Spotlight

Kane Train, Music Production

We have access to brilliant equipment, including state-of-the-art production and mastering studios and a 300 capacity commercial theatre complex that not many other universities are able to provide. Teaching is in small groups, giving us loads of contact time with tutors. I feel as if the course is giving me everything I need to fulfil my ambition of running my own successful record label.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Coursework is an important element in the assessment of the course and a large variety of assignments are used, depending upon the subject. Assignment methods will include performances & practical assessments, oral presentations and vivas, creative production tasks, practical and written technical reports.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

This Music Production programme offers access to a wide range of professions within the music industry as well as opportunities to specialise further by topping up to a BA (Hons) Degree at other institutions including dBs, BIMM and University of South Wales.

Past Music Production students at UCS have gone on to work for companies including Films@59, Cygnus Music, M5 Audio, Bridgwater & Taunton College or as independent musicians and practitioners in the music and sound industries.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
  • At least four GCSEs including English and maths, or Level 2 equivalent.

Applicants will also need to attend an interview, and provide a portfolio.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Graduation ceremony for 2019/20 graduands

21st October 2021