East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Brighton

Music Production and Creative Recording (Top-up)

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Course summary

Validated by the University of Brighton, this highly successful and practical programme is designed to take foundation degree students to the next level of personal and professional development. The course offers students the opportunity to explore the marriage of creativity and technology. Students have access to eight studios and 13 workstations with industry-standard hardware/software and can book one-to-one sessions with recording technicians. Sussex Downs College has received national AoC Beacon status for ‘Creativity in Writing, Art or Design’. The award is sponsored by the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) and was presented in recognition of the quality of our Music Production programme. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? Our FdA and BA(hons) graduates have gone on to work with major organisations and/or set up their own companies. A few examples are: * Kevin: Live Sound Engineer ‘Soul 2 Soul’ * Adriano: Guitarist (Spice Girls) and session player * Zoe: Artist Liaison Kerrang Magazine * Rory: Sound technician at ‘Playgroup’ * Oscar: Recording artist (Metronomy) * Danny: Music video producer * Greg: Republic of Music, Brighton * Matt: Stage Manager/Live Sound Engineer, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill * Jon: Radio Producer Juice FM * Tracey: Head of Authoring at Brightwave, studying for Masters Degree in Creative Industries (Computing) * Rob: Short-listed (top ten) out of 3000 entrants of the Business Accelerator Competition, led by Deborah Meadon (Dragon’s Den) * Nikki: Ivor Novello award winning songwriter for Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’.

Course details


The year is worth 120 Credits and this is spread across a total of 4 units. 3 of these units are valued at 20 credits each, and these are followed by a practical production-based Final Major Project that is worth 60 credits.

Assessment method

The BA(Hons) in Music Production and Creative Recording is entirely course work-based; there are no exams.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We can accept 240 CAT points from the first two years of a degree or from a foundation degree in a relevant subject. Please contact us for further information.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £9000 Year 1
EU £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students starting in 2021 is £7,500 per year for an undergraduate degree. Our full-time tuition fees for International students starting in 2021 is £9,000 per year for an undergraduate degree. Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.
Music Production and Creative Recording (Top-up) at East Sussex College - UCAS