Commercial Music Production at West Suffolk College - UCAS

West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Commercial Music Production

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Commercial Music Production degree aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in this industry. The degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of music production, including the use of specialist software and hardware. You will learn how to create and refine you own tracks and work collaboratively with other artists and producers. You will also gain an understanding of the business side of the industry, developing skills in marketing, promotion and licensing. The course will be taught in small classes, by experienced lecturers who have worked in the industry and have a breadth of knowledge in music production. Our state-of-the-art facilities will provide you with access to industry-standard equipment, ensuring that you have the practical skills needed to succeed. Upon completing the degree, you will be well-equipped to enter the music industry as music producers, sound engineers, artists, or in various other roles. Alternatively, you may choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level, specialising further in a chosen area of interest. Overall, this degree offers a unique opportunity for you to develop your creativity, technical ability, and business acumen in order to become successful in your chosen creative area. With a global demand for high-quality music continuing to rise, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this exciting industry.


Level 4: The first year of study on the BA (Hons) Music Production course focusses on gaining a detailed working understanding of music production hardware and software both in the studio and in the use of DAWs. Building a strong foundation of core research, theory and music production skills and exploring different employment pathways within the sector will prepare you for more complex study at Level 5. The Creative Industries Music Theory in Practice Studio Recording Techniques Electronic Music Production Techniques Songwriting Techniques Mixing Techniques Level 5: Year two, is predominantly focused on further developing the skills attained in year one and applying these to more complex and demanding projects. At this stage you will have the opportunity to undertake specific production work relating to a project pathway of your choosing. Research and focused career planning are introduced at this stage, enabling you to specialise for a range of production pathways and career goals. Personal Project Advanced Music and Mastering Sound Design Specialist Subject Report Level 6: Year three is focused on challenging skills and preparing for employment. You will produce a professional body of work and are expected to be developing a network to support employment. All prior learning will be challenged as you undertake experimental approaches to production whilst pursuing and developing your own commercial identity. Professional Project Dissertation Sonic Arts Self-promotion and Marketing

Assessment method

A range of assessment methodologies are utilised and designed to enable you to explore your chosen discipline and interests, to support your career aspirations and professional networks. Assessment methods include both formative and summative submissions. The formative assessments focus on practical application and development, in the main, providing opportunities to refine and develop content to incorporate into the summative assessments. Summative assessments include composition portfolios, studio productions and Foley and sound design, in addition to academic presentations, written assessment, analytical and practical examinations.

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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West Suffolk College Sixth Form Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The college does not accept International Applications for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis based upon prior learning and relevant experience.

Additional entry requirements


Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

English language requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 and above.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Outside of course fees, there are some additional costs associated with the completion of the programme at your discretion. You will have access to specialist resources within the Mac suite and recording studios but may wish to invest in your own computing and software to enable you to work independently at home. We advise you to invest in your own portable hard drive or cloud storage subscription and require you to purchase your own headphones.
Commercial Music Production at West Suffolk College - UCAS