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Course summary

Do you want to learn how to manipulate sound and explore new sound creation? On this course, you’ll explore both the technical and creative aspects of sound, with plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the industry with real life briefs and masterclasses delivered by professionals. Whether you see your future in composing or studio and live production, you’ll have the chance to develop your skills with expert guidance, making use of industry-standard technology to arrange, produce, record, sample, and mix audio. The Recorded Music sector offers a range of different roles in different environments for you to explore and opportunities in the UK music industry are plentiful. This course will help develop the essential and advanced composition techniques you’ll need to graduate career-ready. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between: BA (Hons) Music Production, BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production, BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production and BA (Hons) Music Production and Business. Why study this subject? ​​​​​​The UK music industry contributed £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) and employed an estimated 315,000 people in music, performing and visual arts (DCMS 2020). Combine your creativity and skills with the best equipment, teaching and hands on experience to follow your passion for a career in music. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? BNU has been offering degrees in the music industry for 25 years, making us pioneers in the UK for this area. So, if you have an interest in electronic music production, and in particular a focus on DJ and live electronics performance technologies, BNU is the place for you. Thanks to the broad range of creative courses here at BNU, the potential for cross-course interaction is vast. During your degree you will have the opportunity to work with Performing Arts students, and Film, TV and Animation students for a range of creative content creation. What facilities can I use? Our state-of-the-art recording studios and Dolby Atmos certified sound lab give you access to the space and technology you need. From individual edit rooms up to large Pro Tools Ultimate studios with attached live rooms and vocal booths, we have it all to help you gain hands-on experience. Equipment across our studios includes: a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 speaker system, an Avid S6 console, an Avid D-Command control surface and 24 channels of Focusrite ISA828 microphone preamps, an Avid S3/S4 control surfaces and UAD Apollo x8 audio interfaces, Genelec studio monitoring and KRK stereo systems. We have other top-quality suppliers, including Midas, Focusrite, Novation and AC Lighting, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business. Find out more about our equipment on our website. What will I study? During your time studying on this degree, content will cover both essential and advanced production and composition techniques. Exploring new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software. You will also be provided with the opportunity to experiment with DJ and live electronic performance technologies, and a chance to develop your own production skillsets in synthesis and signal processing techniques, as well as refining your knowledge in recording, sampling and mixing audio. What are my career prospects? Our Electronic Music Production course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities in career pathways such as:

  • Self-employed as professional DJs
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Studio Technician
  • Radio Engineer
  • Web Sound Technician
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Technology Educator
  • Programmer.


Year one Audio Production Technologies Introduction to Pro Tools Introduction to Sampling and Synthesis Entertainment Industry Framework Introduction to Recording Audio Production Practice Electronic Music Production The DIY Musician Year two Recording & Mixing Techniques Music Publishing Hip Hop Production Industry Experience Research Methods Sound Design for Moving Image Creative Audio Production Electronic Music Performance Year three Live Events Project Live Events Project: Experimental Dissertation (optional) Professional Skills Audit Spatial Audio Design Professional Production Project Sonic Installation Placement Plus (optional)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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 £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Electronic Music Production at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS