University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Music Production

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. Our BA (Hons) Music Production course aims to equip the modern musician with the tools for success in professional recording and production. Our state-of-the-art facilities, including our four industry-standard Pro Tools HD recording studios will prepare any promising recording engineer or producer for a career in music production. Our professional equipped studios are based around the latest Apple Mac computers, Mackie and Genelec monitoring and Avid Control 24 control surfaces. Students will be able to use our Focusrite preamps and studio-quality instruments such as TAMA and Sonor drums kits, Marshall, Orange and Blackstar amplification to capture that that perfect sound. To compliment our recording studio hardware, we have a comprehensive range of microphones including Shure, AKG, Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, to name a few. Each of our recordings studios include separate control and live rooms of various sizes to accommodate any style of music. Our specialist technician team, consisting of Pro Tools and Live Sound experts, will be on hand to guide you to create that masterpiece, not to mention our highly qualified academic team that consists of active musicians who continually produce work, write and record. Our academic team are on hand to help you every step of the way with one-to-one tutorials and a sensible and relaxed attitude to studio time and lecturer access. During their time here at the Grimsby Institute, students can have the opportunity to further develop professionally recognised production qualifications by studying for the Avid Pro Tools 101 course with our in-house Avid Instructor. Our Music Production students will be expected to become active engineers and producers from the very start of the course, contributing to the music scene by taking part in real-world experience by managing our White Box record label.

Course details

Modules

The programme has been carefully constructed to provide students with a clear pathway from skills acquisition, through to application and development, finishing with a 'springboard to industry' in the final year. Year One focuses on the development of key skills required of a modern musician including: Sound Production – developing skills using our latest Pro Tools HD systems to record clients and own material. Electronic Music Composition and Song Writing – using our Logic Pro X lab with Focusrite A/D converters to programme and sequence original material. Live Sound – delve into the field of mixing live with our 2000 watt fully-active DB live rig and Allen and Heath mixing desk. Music Theory and Listening Skills – develop an understanding of the building blocks of music with our theory module that starts from the very beginning. Production 1 - further explore as part of your specialism advanced recording techniques using Pro Tools software. Popular Music Studies – a detailed look into the creative influences of the past. Year Two applies knowledge gained in Year One by developing and applying skills in: Production Portfolio – developing professional-quality skills in our industry-standard studios; Composition for TV and Film – using our Logic Pro X software and lab to compose underscores for film and TV. Radio Production – a look into creating music and production work for seques, news, weather and interviews for radio. Music Theory and Composition Studies and Popular Music Studies – further look into our past and how we can compose for the future. Honours Stage allows learners to tailor their study programme to fit their career path/specialism. Focus will be on: Final Major Project – our negotiated project, focusing on top-class recording techniques. Creative Collaboration – working with practitioners from another art form to create stimulating and challenging work. Dissertation – chance to research in depth in a topic of your choice. Music Business and Digital Promotion – to prepare students for a life of a producer/engineer.

Assessment method

We believe that demonstrating practical skills is the best way to develop an understanding of production and studio work. Therefore, our programme is weighted in favour of developing and evidencing practical work (recordings, compositions etc.), supplemented by written elements including research into previous practitioners and evaluative comments on practical progress. During all modules, students are encouraged to showcase work-in-progress to ensure that everyone is on the path to success.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW374
Institution code G80
Campus nameUniversity Centre Grimsby - Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points

Students are also expected to hold GCSE English and Maths to Grade 4/C Grade or above or equivalent. Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. Students will need to purchase the following items; Stationery (pens, paper and plastic wallets), Headphones, Blank CDs, Storage Device (portable hard drive or large USB stick).
Music Production at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS