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Course summary

The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. You’ll be taught by a dynamic team of tutors who are highly skilled musicians, including recognised industry music producers, creative technologists, songwriters, composers, and performers with real world experience. With their expert guidance, you will master techniques that can be applied to a range of settings, from the stage to the club, to the art gallery, games console or mobile phone, covering a variety of approaches and styles. You’ll compose and produce music using specialist facilities and develop your use of Apple’s Logic and Ableton Live, along with a range of other industry standard music software packages. You’ll be able to explore areas including studio recording and mixing, sampling and creative composition, sound design, music industry skills, music for media and film, audio for games and interactive media, and multi-channel surround sound mixing. Top reasons to study with us

  • A year-round programme of events will offer you the chance to showcase your talents in a variety of venues, including Canterbury Cathedral.
  • You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with Commercial Music and Music students, along with students from other disciplines, such as Performing Arts, Dance, and Games Design.
  • On-site you’ll have access to industry-standard facilities and stunning performance spaces, including specialist resources in our Mac suites, rehearsal rooms, recording studios and sound design labs containing the latest equipment.
Specialist facilities You’ll have access to excellent facilities, including:
  • St Gregory’s, a historic church that has been converted into a beautiful music venue which seats 150 and has been designed to enhance the experience of the audience and performer.
  • Music studios, in our dedicated creative arts building, are kitted out with in-house instruments and state-of-the-art control rooms sporting both digital sound and video editing software.
  • Performance areas for large and small gigs, and stunning venues, including Canterbury Cathedral.
Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for international students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2024/25 entrants in due course:
Creative Music Production and Technology with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS