Creative Music Production at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Ready to enhance your artistic potential with production and recording techniques? If you want to hone your creative skills – by composing, performing, and innovating in our studios – our Creative Music Production BA(Hons) degree is for you. On the course, you’ll learn to write original new music using a computer, recording studio, and other analogue and digital music technology. You’ll study DAW or hardware-based sequencing, sampling, synthesis, and sound design. You’ll focus on creating computer and studio-based music and have the chance to develop advanced techniques ready for work in the music industry – whether you're interested in electronica, techno, ambient, glitch, pop, grime, or something completely new. Why Study Creative Music Production BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Our Creative Music Production BA(Hons) is taught in approved, professional-standard facilities. With 21 studios, you’ll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use; our facilities are home to a range of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), plug-ins, synths, mics, and processing equipment, all of which is regularly upgraded, to ensure it’s up to date with industry standards. The course provides you with industry-standard skills and highly developed creative abilities, preparing you for a range of jobs. These include creative music producer, sound designer, studio producer, sound engineer, sound technician, and roles in radio, film, TV, or the media. You can work with commercially successful tutors, internationally recognised researchers and visiting artists, who can help you build on your production talents. Past visiting artists include John Warhurst, Oscar and Bafta winning Sound Editor, and Huddersfield graduate and Nitin Sawhney, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer. You’ll also explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and experience cutting-edge experimental artists at our Electric Spring Festival. Following this music technology degree, you could go into performing and songwriting, recording, music composition, studio production, and live sound. Alternatively, further education – in performance studies or music and film production – is an option. Professional Bodies Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), our Creative Music Production BA(Hons) course will provide the foundations for a potentially rewarding music production or music technology career. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Desktop Music Production 1 • Studio Engineering and Mixing Essentials • Songwriting 1 • Performance Skills 1 • Introduction to Music Research. For the full range of modules and descriptions (including option modules), visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is split between large-group lectures and computer and studio-based seminars, workshops, and masterclasses. Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules; this can include performances, compositions, presentations, examinations, learning journals, portfolios, recitals, essays and more. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Practical and theory music grades 6-8 will be accepted in the total points. Entry is also possible for applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications. International and mature applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications can provide a portfolio to demonstrate skills relevant to the course. You can do this by sending us links to any production and/or recording work you have created or collaborated in. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Creative Music Production at University of Huddersfield - UCAS