University of Derby

Music Production University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This accredited BSc Music Production will teach you the latest production techniques at the same time as developing your creative vision and understanding of the commercial music environment.

Music Production is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), a consortium of industry professionals that promote excellence in music education. There is an emphasis on practical studio skills, which you can perfect in our outstanding recording studios and music technology labs. There’s also the option of a year’s work placement.

Choose this course if you want to explore the process of sound recording and production at the same time as developing your awareness of the commercial environment and how best to promote your music.

During practical studio sessions, you will learn to prepare, record, process and edit material to create a finished product. You’ll also conduct lab-based experiments in areas like acoustics or electronics. Thanks to our connections in the music business – Avid, Apple’s music products training division, Steinberg, Yamaha Commercial Audio and more – there will be plenty of opportunities to complete real projects, gain work experience, and hear from visiting performers and industry representatives.

We are at the forefront of developments in 3D sound, so we have specialist equipment related to this. We’ll encourage you to collaborate with students on other arts courses, such as video, graphics, sound and light and technical theatre. These team projects broaden your experience and understanding; particularly of working with other professionals.

Sound and music technology is important in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. Sound recordists, music producers, audio engineers, broadcasters, musicians, composers, film-makers, computer game designers and sound designers all use music technology in some form or other. Our music technology and production graduates have found success in many fields including production and studio work, outside broadcast management and web design.

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

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Course code J930
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBC At least a grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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