Music Production at Futureworks - UCAS


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Music Production

Course summary

On the Music Production course, you will experience all elements of the job – creating great music is just part of the story. You will be assessed on what you create, guided by our team of industry active tutors who will work with you on the latest software and hardware to develop your talent, promote your brand and build your music business profile. People often ask, “how do I get into the music industry?” Your first day on the course is your first day in the industry, this is your first step. We are here to help you build and sustain that, to forge a rewarding career. Our Music Production Degree is at the centre of the Futureworks’ creative community, mirroring media industries around us. There are games design teams and animators who need sound; film students looking for original music, sound effects and dialogue – it’s a media production hub, bursting with potential, talent and creative opportunity. WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR MUSIC PRODUCTION DEGREE Futureworks boasts incredible studios and facilities, all available to you throughout your studies. No matter what genre of music you prefer we have the right combination to meet your creative needs. The innovative ‘Futureworks Music’ label offers you the opportunity to release music, gain experience of signing contracts and music licensing – all areas that will benefit you in your future career. We believe it’s essential that your teaching team are part of the industry. This ensures the knowledge they pass on is both relevant and current. It also means they have excellent industry contacts that our students can tap into for real-world projects. You will have the opportunity to acquire professional credits during your time at Futureworks, while building up an enviable list of your own contacts at the start of a new career. A unique aspect of Futureworks is our focus on education for the creative industries. We have multiple disciplines across a range of degree courses. In effect, we are a microcosm of the industry around us. So if you want to be among the next generation of music producers and you have a passion for creating music, then this is the course for you. YOUR MUSIC PRODUCTION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As with all of our Bachelor of Arts degree programmes the opportunities and careers are broad and varied. To name but a few… Music Producer, Artist, Studio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sonic Art, Live Sound, Game Audio, Film Sound, Composer, Studio Manager, Label A&R, marketing, commercial branding and teaching. Many of our students progress on to postgraduate study – MA and MSc programmes in Sound & Music Production Audio, Sound Design, Electroacoustic Composition and more besides.


HE Level 4 (Year 1): This is a truly dynamic start to your degree. There's no time wasted in introducing you to a broad range of skills and subjects you're going to want and need as a Music Producer. Modules include: Composition and Arrangement (40 credits) Recording Techniques and Technologies (40 credits) Career Focus 1 –The Online Musician (40 credits) HE Level 5 (Year 2): Your confidence and identity grow by taking on more challenging and complex projects. We expose you to a broader more sophisticated approach to producing music designed to feed directly back into your work. Modules include - Music, Sound, Image (40 credits) Composition and Production (20 credits) Recording and Production (40 credits) Career Focus 2 – Live Brief (20 credits) HE Level 6 (Year 3): Career and progression are hot topics in Year three, as your focus shifts from university life to industry or postgraduate study. Drawing upon your experience so far, this is the time create your best work, to make the biggest impact on your chosen path - something we call exit velocity. Modules include: Major Project (40 credits) Career Focus 3 – Professional Preparation (40 credits) Composition and Innovation (20 credits) Advanced Recording and Production (20 credits)

Assessment method

Throughout your course you will be assessed primarily on your creative output, with an emphasis on practical submissions accompanied by presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays. Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop-based sessions will be used as a means for the students monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work. Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.

How to apply

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Futureworks (Manchester)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We are able to accept applications from students requiring a Student visa. An administration fee of £1500 will be charged on application for applicants who require a Student Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

GCSE level 4 & above

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

An administration fee of £1500 will be charged on application for applicants who require a Student Visa.
Music Production at Futureworks - UCAS