Music Production

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Gain the knowledge and the practical and creative skills you'll need to succeed in the music industry with our multi-disciplinary degree in Music Production. This course is perfect for anyone looking to work as a music producer. It will also prepare you for a career in radio, TV, film, games and theatre. You will learn to compose, record, mix and master music for commercial release. Developing the creative processes involved in songwriting, you will also cover the technical skills essential for working in professional studio environments. You will have access to our five fully equipped recording studios, all with surround sound and consoles from SSL, Avid, Audient and Toft. We also have a 60-seater Mac music technology centre incorporating Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Native Instruments Komplete. Throughout the course, you will be guided by lecturers who work as songwriters, producers and live performers. There will also be talks and masterclasses from guest speakers. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Music Production We have work placement links with companies and organisations including:

  • Yellowfish Studios
  • Dovetail Games
  • Clair Global
  • SFL
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Whitby Studios
  • Carlisle Leisure
  • The Lodge Recording Studio
  • Monnow Valley Recording Studio
  • Swansea Bay TV

Course details

Assessment method

Year 1 (Core) Recording Studio Production Creative Music Practice 1 Revolutions in Music Year 2 (Core) DAW Production Techniques Practical Studio Techniques Creative Music Practice 2 Year 3 (Core) Individual Music Technology Project Individual Music Portfolio Mixing and Production Management


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 codeW38P
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advice
A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 112tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 tariff points from composite elements of IB
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second or third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 and level 5 (where appropriate). A transcript will be required.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

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
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Music Production at Staffordshire University - UCAS