Electronic Music Production at Falmouth University - UCAS

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Our industry-focused degree course in Electronic Music Production covers essential and advanced composition and production techniques, giving you the skills to produce high-quality electronic music at a professional level. The course embraces a diverse range of styles and genres, welcoming aspiring producers from all musical backgrounds. You’ll get hands-on with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including synthesisers, effects processors, controllers and Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) including Ableton and Logic Pro. As well as developing your skills in processing, sampling, mixing, and mastering, you’ll experiment with live electronic performance technologies, develop your own live performance tools and explore how to create your own immersive audio experiences. But this course isn't just about technical skills, you’ll explore idea generation, workflow, and project management, which will enable you to be productive with your skills and prepare you for a career in the music industry. You will also learn about the various revenue streams available in the music industry, equipping you with the skills needed to take advantage of these revenue streams and helping you to identify new opportunities for income generation. Throughout your studies you’ll have access to a substantial guest lecture programme with topics ranging from demonstration and instruction in new technology to personal viewpoints and techniques from experienced professional practitioners. This course is taught by dBs and awarded by Falmouth University.


YEAR 1 In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental skills that make a great electronic music producer through practical and theoretical study. You’ll grow as a composer and producer, exploring new techniques in mixing, synthesis and sound design and deepen your understanding of the variety of ways that an electronic music producer can forge a career in the audio industry. Modules ● Studio Practice ● Electronic Music Production ● Production Analysis ● Mixing ● Synthesis & Sound Design ● Industry Foundations YEAR 2 In Year 2, you will expand upon the core techniques and theories learned in year 1 and begin to develop a more advanced set of skills. You’ll be introduced to hardware production and how that differs from producing in-the-box, explore the innovative world of immersive audio and how this can translate into your own works, and develop your live performance skills. Your industry knowledge will grow through the examination and completion of commercial projects and you’ll conduct a research project which will provide the foundations for one of your final year projects. Modules ● Hardware Production ● Immersive Audio ● Advanced Mixing & Mastering ● Electronic Music Performance ● Industry Practice ● Research Practice YEAR 3 In year 3, you will have the opportunity to channel everything you’ve learned in the first two years into a series of larger projects that are directly linked to your niche within electronic music production. You’ll be given the freedom to identify, research and realise a project that resonates with your passions and specialisms, alongside a more experimental and innovative approach to music/sound creation. You will also produce an extended research project, which can take the form of either a full written dissertation or a practical research project. Modules ● Innovation: Exploration ● Innovation: Realisation ● Investigation ● Professional Portfolio Development ● Professional Portfolio Delivery ● Research Project Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

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If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

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Electronic Music Production at Falmouth University - UCAS