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BSc (Hons) Music Production

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Derby
21 September 2021
University of Derby

Program description

BSc (Hons) Music Production

This accredited BSc Music Production will teach you the latest production techniques at the same time as developing your creative vision and understanding of the commercial music environment.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Music Production is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), a consortium of industry professionals that promote excellence in music education. There is an emphasis on practical studio skills, which you can perfect in our outstanding recording studios and music technology labs. There’s also the option of a year’s work placement.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
Choose this course if you want to explore the process of sound recording and production at the same time as developing your awareness of the commercial environment and how best to promote your music.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN
During practical studio sessions, you will learn to prepare, record, process and edit material to create a finished product. You’ll also conduct lab-based experiments in areas like acoustics or electronics. Thanks to our connections in the music business – Avid, Apple’s music products training division, Steinberg, Yamaha Commercial Audio and more – there will be plenty of opportunities to complete real projects, gain work experience, and hear from visiting performers and industry representatives.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
We are at the forefront of developments in 3D sound, so we have specialist equipment related to this. We’ll encourage you to collaborate with students on other arts courses, such as video, graphics, sound and light and technical theatre. These team projects broaden your experience and understanding; particularly of working with other professionals.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Sound and music technology is important in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. Sound recordists, music producers, audio engineers, broadcasters, musicians, composers, film-makers, computer game designers and sound designers all use music technology in some form or other. Our music technology and production graduates have found success in many fields including production and studio work, outside broadcast management and web design.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther informationUCAS TariffA levelPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)Access to HE DiplomaGCSE/National 4/National 5112 pointsYour offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.BBCAt least a grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject.DMMD: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 creditsPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjectsGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Submission of a portfolio 

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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Program content

What you will study

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one

  • Art and Science of Recording
  • Innovations in Commercial Music
  • Music, Institutions and Audiences
  • Creative Technology Exploration

Stage two

  • Performance and Studio Production
  • Spatial Sound and Music Perception
  • Industry: Research and Practice 
  • Sonic Systems 

Diploma in Professional Practice (optional)

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

Stage three

  • Research Project
  • Production Portfolio
  • Creative Project 

Program delivery

How you will learn

The course is set in the context of the music industry and the recording studio, covering all aspects of the production process through to the completion of recordings to a commercial standard. There is an emphasis on practical studio skills where you will prepare, record, process and edit material to create a finished product. You’ll also undertake laboratory work, conducting experiments in areas of science and technology such asrecording studio acoustics or electronics.  

Strong employer links are a hallmark of this course. Our staff are actively engaged in projects across the industry, which opens doors for you to work on real-world projects, gain work experience, and hear from visiting performers and industry representatives. We have strong connections with companies such as Avid, Apple music products training division, Steinberg, Focusrite, Oxford Sound & Media, and Yamaha Commercial Audio.   

Various assessment methods are used on this course, all designed to support your progress and give you just the right level of challenge. They include coursework, portfolios, assignments, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, collaborative and interdisciplinary team work projects, laboratory work, internet-based investigations, computer testing and exams. 

Facilities

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands£9,250Year 1EU£14,045Year 1International£14,045Year 1England£9,250Year 1Northern Ireland£9,250Year 1Scotland£9,250Year 1Wales£9,250Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

Careers

Sound and music technology is important in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. Sound recordists, music producers, audio engineers, broadcasters, musicians, composers, film-makers, computer game designers and sound designers all use music technology in some form or other. Our graduates have progressed into many fields of professional activity including production and studio work, outside broadcast management and web design.  

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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