City and Islington College

Music Production City and Islington College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Is it your ambition to work in the music industry? This course develops technological, practical and analytical skills for careers in Sound Engineering; Studio and Music Production; Games Sound and Music; and Music and Sound for Film.

Delivered in partnership between City and Islington College and Islington Music Workshop (IMW), you will experience a professional recording studio and real working practice and will use the latest equipment, including 48 Channel SSL Duality Console, SSL AWS948 and SSL Matrix.

As well as learning from industry professionals with specialist expertise, you will benefit from small classes, one-to-one support and a friendly team environment.

Course details


Stage 1 Modules include: Creative Arts Research Skills; Music in Context; Aural Perception; Studio Recording/Engineering; Principle of Musical Sound; Music Technology; Music and Sound for Computer Games (imported); Sound Design (imported)

Stage 2 Modules include: Critical Musical Listening; Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts; Music Studio Production; Music Business in the 21st Century; Sound Creation and Manipulation; Project Evaluation

Plus Pathway-specific modules:
Music Production Pathway - Computer Music Composition and Production; Composition in Context
Sound Recording Pathway - Music, Health and the Law; Applied Music Production Techniques
Sound Design for Film and Games Pathway - Audio Post Production; Composition in Context

Assessment method

Set within a professional recording studio and sound production environment, you will work on projects and industry briefs that reflect working practice in the commercial world. Assignments are modelled on activities and processes found in industry.

You will be assessed through coursework, project work and written assignments.

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 W374
Institution code C65
Campus name Camden Road Centre
Campus code A

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 80 points A Levels in related subjects at Grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC National or Extended Diploma at MMP
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate or Diploma at DM
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma (subject related) at Pass

In addition you will require a Portfolio of relevant work; 4 GCSEs at Grade C including Maths and English.

Students for whom English is a second language are required to pass the IELTS test achieving a minimum of level 5.5. Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2 or Key Skills Application of Number and Communication at Level 2 will be accepted in place of GCSE Maths and English.

Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be considered based on equivalent qualifications, previous experience, a College assessment, applicant interview and a portfolio of relevant work.

Overseas qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,000 Year 1
International £8,500 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 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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City and Islington College
The Marlborough Building
383 Holloway Road
N7 0RN

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