University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Music Production

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Course summary

This course is validated by the University of Hull.  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 perfect sound. To complement 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 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. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during 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 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 taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Sound Production Electronic Music Composition Song Writing and Composition Live Sound Music Theory and Listening Skills  Production Popular Music Studies Level 5 Production Portfolio Composition for TV and Film Radio Production Music Theory and Composition Studies Popular Music Studies 2 Level 6 Final Major Project Creative Collaboration Dissertation Music Business and Digital Promotion

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 codes

Course code:
W374
Institution code:
G80
Campus name:
University Centre Grimsby
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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 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

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
93%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £10500 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