Music (Production) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Diploma Top-Up builds on the learning undertaken during the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. The course further develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in creating and producing music products, with a strong emphasis on developing a range of commercial skills needed to work with new technology and concepts within the digital marketplace. Students are supported to develop a wide range of technical and professional skills to enhance their employability and success. Tutors will provide a high level of support to students, helping them to work towards their career plans and to achieve their goals within the industry. Located within Liverpool city centre, students will be based at the College’s Arts Centre - a creative hub for students studying music, performing arts, media, journalism, art, fashion and computing. Students will have access to professional recording studios, computer suites and rehearsal facilities. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to progress onto degree programmes or employment within the industry. Progression to the Level 6 BA (Hons) in Music (Production) (Top-up) course at The City of Liverpool College University Centre will be dependent on course performance at HND level.


Modules studied: • Creative Research Project • Advanced Music Production • Mixing and Mastering • Advanced Sound Design for Interactive Media • Advanced Composition Techniques • Advanced Sound Engineering • A & R (running the College’s record label)

Assessment method

Through a series of industry-driven projects and scenarios, this course will equip students with a range of creative, commercial and personal skills to give you a competitive edge. The programme is assessed through submission of written essays, reports and a series of project- based practical assessments. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and practical outcomes. Self and peer assessment is an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression. The programme allows 120 credits at each level.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Music (Production) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS