Music Production and Composition at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Music Production and Composition

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Course summary

Music at UCEN Manchester recognises the changes happening in the modern creative industries and is striving to be the HE provider that is offering educational opportunities that are forward thinking and progressive. The aim of the programme is to train and support creative individuals who aspire to a career that utilises their creative skills. The course facilitates development of a range of skills vital to becoming an independent professional including: composition for film, TV and computer games, studio production and engineering, mixing, remixing and mastering, DAW production, video editing and processing, industry practice and protection of intellectual property. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests in order to develop as practitioners. The course is ideal for those with a passion for creating music and a desire for a career in the creative industries. Each year of the programme has a unique focus in providing students with the techniques, knowledge, and methods in order to become a professional creative. The first year is the ‘skill’ year where a foundation of skills, techniques, knowledge and methods will be introduced. The second year is the ‘practice’ year where the skills, techniques, knowledge, and methods will be utilised in music composition/production/performance. The third year is the ‘professional’ year where students are provided with opportunities to develop their artistic intentions and present themselves to the industry as professional practitioners


Examples of current modules- Year 1 / Level 4 Introduction To Studio Production Essential Music Skills Mix, Remix And Master Composers And Composition Creative Workstation Professional & Academic Development - The Business Of Music Year 2 / Level 5 Applied Creative Synthesis Song writing Digital Video Editing Commercial Composition The Creative Professional – Practice Based Research Creative Production Project Year 3 / Level 6 Production In Context Composing For Film And TV Composition In Context Individual Project (Dissertation) The Creative Professional Portfolio

Assessment method

Level 4 30% practical 35%, portfolios 15% presentation 20% academic Level 5 45% practical 30%, portfolios 10% presentation 15% academic Level 6 20% practical 45%, portfolios 15% presentation 20% academic

How to apply

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City Campus Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English and maths GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) are a mandatory requirement International students will be expected to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Additional entry requirements


All applicants will have an interview with a member of the teaching team in which they will be expected to demonstrate examples of their creative work. Due to the creative nature of this course, alternative entry routes are possible; a proven track record in the area and an interview (including short skills tests) may result in places being offered even without the previously mentioned qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30pm Friday= 8.30am -4.00pm August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

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Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


Music Production and Composition at UCEN Manchester - UCAS