Sound and Music Production at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS

Course summary

Why Sound and Music Production? Our Sound and Music Production degree prepares you to compete across creative industries as you explore commercial and emergent aspects of music and sound technology. You’ll develop skills ranging from studio production and recording, to sound engineering for live events, and sound design and composition for film, games, animation and VR. Your work will apply the very latest business and industry practices. Collaborating with film, TV, animation, games and digital media students, you’ll build a competitive portfolio as a sound and music specialist. You’ll also work with expert lecturers who are active in the industry and be inspired by influential guest speakers. You’ll get creative in our state-of-the-art facilities including recording studios with SSL and Avid S6 consoles, an immersive 22.2 sound lab, a Soho-style dubbing theatre, innovative music production suites, rehearsal and pre-production studios. You’ll also have access to our bookable kit store packed with cutting-edge audio production equipment. Work experience opportunities will help give you a head start in your future career, with the chance of roles at festivals such as Wychwood and 2000Trees or work on award-winning films and client briefs during your studies. Past graduates have gone on to successful careers as composers, sound designers and engineers, radio producers and production music managers, working with the likes of EMI Production Music, ITV, BBC and Universal Music. Why University of Gloucestershire? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises: 1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching* (*eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.


In your first year you’ll develop skills in the foundations of recording, engineering, production, sound design, software and hardware systems. You’ll build an industry perspective of emerging markets. In year 2 you’ll specialise in modules including live sound and broadcast systems, music production, sound design and composition for film, TV and games, spatial and immersive sound, audio interaction and coding. Your final year focuses on professional practice and employment. You’ll develop creative specialisms in public-facing projects that bring together your musical, technological and commercial ideas.

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Park Campus - Cheltenham
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

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English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16600 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sound and Music Production at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS