Music Production at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Our Music Production degree offers practical and industry-focused teaching in our professional-level music studios in Manchester. This course will introduce you to everything from composing and arranging, and recording and mixing tracks for a range of different media. You’ll also develop a clear and professional presence for yourself as a music producer. Whatever your preferred style or approach is to making music, our Music Production degree will give you the freedom to explore your skills, expand your knowledge and grow as a producer. You’ll have a portfolio that really shows what you are capable of. With live industry projects, expert tutors and state-of-the-art music studios available to you, there is no doubt that with a passion for what you’re doing, you can achieve your creative goals during your time here. About Spirit Studios Spanning over four decades of iconic music history in Manchester, our early days as a commercial recording studio and rehearsal space saw the likes of local legends The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Simply Red and many more passing through our doors. Spirit Studios then became the first music production and sound engineering school in the UK (formerly known as School of Sound Recording), and since then we’ve continued to nurture the next generation of producers, engineers, artists and business owners. Our purpose-built facilities, expert insight, professionally active tutors and creative partnerships enable us to offer the most up to date and relevant training, and provide you with real career opportunities.


YEAR 1: Composition and Arrangement Recording Techniques & Technologies Career Focus 1 – The Online Musician YEAR 2: Composition and Production Recording and Production Music, Sound, Image Career Focus 2 – Live Brief YEAR 3: Composition and Innovation Advanced Recording and Production Major Project – Music and Multimedia Career Focus 3 – Professional Preparation

Assessment method

We pride ourselves on providing a variety of assessment methods; these are balanced between industry standards and an academic range that is aimed at varied student profiles and abilities. Some modules may include on overall portfolio, others may have several varied assessments that encompass practical and written elements. Students may work on a solo project or also have the opportunity to work collaboratively in class or within external partnerships. All portfolios and written material are submitted electronically via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), practical exams are undertaken within studio or venue settings on a live basis. Feedback is delivered electronically directly to the student in a written and matrix format. There is opportunity to discuss your feedback in a one-to-one tutorial. We use a variety of the following assessment methods: • Portfolios • Practical coursework • Practical Exams • Presentations • Written Tests • Written Reports • Written Essays • Professional Discussions • Viva Voce

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Student Outcomes

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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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Music Production at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS