Music Production

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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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.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeJ930
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Your 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.
A level BBC At least a grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Production at University of Derby - UCAS