Music Production (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Master the art of Music Production through the exploration of music technology (recording and live), composition, history and theory. Our course aims to give you a wide range of practical and transferable skills. You will learn how to become a versatile, intelligent and employable producer. Alongside recording, production and the study of popular music, students have the opportunity to engage with other music industry-related areas, such as live music technology, music theory, songwriting and composition. We have recently made a significant investment in our music production equipment, ensuring that our extensive facilities are equipped with the very latest technology to provide students with an outstanding learning experience. Being delivered from within the Department of Music, Media and Performance allows production students to work with music performance students as part of a close-knit, thriving, co-operative and creative music community. Chester has a strong local music scene with close ties to the Department, as well as being well located for access to bigger cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. Benefit from exceptional recording studios, iMac labs, skilled technical staff, and extensive equipment loan provision. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment will take the form of practical submissions, presentations, essays and oral examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Music Production (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS