Electronic Music Production with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

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Course summary

Does experimenting with sound recordings and music interest you? Electronic Music Production covers both essential and advanced production and composition techniques. You will explore new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software. Develop your skills and understanding in this area, whilst bringing your ideas to life from demo to final output. Try your hand in everything from arranging to producing using our state-of-the-art facilities, such as audio suites. Why study this subject? ​​​​​​The UK music industry contributed £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) and employed an estimated 315,000 people in music, performing and visual arts (DCMS 2020). From music producer to producing sound for film, apps and games, to artist, writer or programmer, electronic music production opens up a variety of opportunities in the industry. You can combine your creativity and skills with the best equipment, teaching and hands on experience to follow your passion for a career in music. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? BNU has been offering degrees in the music industry for 25 years, making us pioneers in the UK for this area. So, if you have an interest in electronic music production, and in particular a focus on DJ and live electronics performance technologies, BNU is the place for you. Thanks to the broad range of creative courses here at BNU, the potential for cross-course interaction is vast. During your degree you will have the opportunity to work with Performing Arts students, and Film, TV and Animation students for a range of creative content creation. What facilities can I use? You’ll record and produce audio in the Sennheiser Sound Lab. Our main studio has been fully equipped by our partners, Sennheiser, a world leading production supplier. We have other top-quality suppliers, including Midas, Focusrite, Novation and AC Lighting, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business. What will I study? During your time studying on this degree, content will cover both essential and advanced production and composition techniques. You will explore new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software. You will also be provided with the opportunity to experiment with DJ and live electronic performance technologies, and a chance to develop your own production skillsets in synthesis and signal processing techniques, as well as refining your knowledge in recording, sampling and mixing audio. What are my career prospects? Our Electronic Music Production course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities in career pathways such as:

  • Self-employed as professional DJs
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Studio Technician
  • Radio Engineer
  • Web Sound Technician
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Technology Educator
  • Programmer.

Assessment method

Teaching on this course will involve a substantial component of small-group teaching, meaning you will receive a personalised and hands-on education. Much of the teaching is an interactive process, with students, professional practitioner-teachers and academics gaining mutual benefit within a research and professional informed environment. The interaction between teaching, research and scholarship is a key element of our course. You will also learn from a number of guest lecturers which are made up of individuals who work within the music industry in various guises. Practically speaking, on the course you will learn in our industry standard audio suites and make extensive use of all the equipment during your time here.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Electronic Music Production with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS