Oxford Brookes University

Music Production (Bridgwater and Taunton College) Oxford Brookes University Degree level: Undergraduate


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This course is a two-year Foundation Degree programme designed to enable students with relevant level 3 qualifications in a Music or Music Technology subject, or equivalent, to obtain an FdA in Music Production.
It has been developed with Oxford Brookes University and has two distinct pathways (Music Technology; Music Composition and Performance) so that students can tailor their course to the needs of their preferred area of the music industry.
The programme utilises its facilities to provide students with the same opportunities as those on a similar course offered at Oxford Brookes University. Cohort size follows a similar pattern to that of the University’s BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course and will allow natural progression in a familiar environment to that of the previous course studied (i.e. Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology).
Local employers (such as Modern World Studios and M5 Audio) are regularly contacted to ensure the programme’s relevance to industry and are also involved in some of the work-based projects that feature on the programme. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their performance, events production and live music production skills at the college’s brand new McMillan Theatre complex, alongside other venues and during the first year students will also develop further experience of working in the music industry by working on live client briefs in some modules and working in the role of a session musician in others. Visits and guest speakers will also be a common theme within the course.
Graduates from the course will have a range of skills and knowledge to help them progress into the workplace or onto a higher-level degree course.
The course will give students the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical skills and theoretical understanding relevant to employment across the creative industry. The range of modules provides good coverage of a broad selection of topics, allowing students to explore the areas of music and music technology that they wish to specialise in. The work-based projects which feature in several modules on the course give students the chance to gain real-world experience of potential career paths and challenge themselves both in a working environment and with self-directed study tasks.

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 code WW37
Institution code O66
Campus name Bridgwater and Taunton College
Campus code B

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 48 points
A level Normally to include either Music or Music Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Music, Music Technology, or Media Production
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English - Grade 4
Mathematics - Grade 4
2 further GCSE subjects at Grade 4

Additional entry requirements



As well as an interview, applicants will be required to either provide a portfolio of work or to complete an audition.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,570 Year 1
EU £7,570 Year 1
International £9,270 Year 1
England £7,570 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,570 Year 1
Scotland £7,570 Year 1
Wales £7,570 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home/EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

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