Music Production Futureworks Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire


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There’s more to being a music producer than people realise. This course is designed to expose you to all elements of the job - creating great music is only part of the story. Our team of industry active tutors will work with you on the latest software in our studios, to build and manage large-scale projects; to enhance what you’re already doing in order to develop your experience in areas that will benefit you and your future career. Think of it like this… Your first day on the course is your first day in the industry. The challenge to you is; can you sustain it? Can you build on it to forge a rewarding career? In our experience, you can. BA (Hons) Music Production is at the center of the Futureworks’ creative community, mirroring media industries around us. There are games design teams and animators who need sound; film students looking for original music, sound effects and dialogue– it’s a media production hub, bursting with potential, talent and creative opportunity.

Course details


HE Level 4 (Year 1):
This is a truly dynamic start to your degree. There's no time wasted in introducing you to a broad range of skills and subjects you're going to want and need as a Music Producer. Modules include - Composition and Arrangement (40 credits) * Recording Techniques and Technologies (40 credits) * Career Focus 1 –The Online Musician (40 credits).

HE Level 5 (Year 2):
Your confidence and identity grow by taking on more challenging and complex projects. We expose you to a broader more sophisticated approach to producing music designed to feed directly back into your work. Modules include - Music, Sound, Image (40 credits) * Composition and Production (20 credits) * Recording and Production (40 credits) * Career Focus 2 – Live Brief (20 credits).

HE Level 6 (Year 3):
Career and progression are hot topics in Year three, as your focus shifts from university life to industry or post-graduate study. Drawing upon your experience so far, this is the time create your best work, to make the biggest impact on your chosen path - something we call exit velocity. Modules include - Major Project (40 credits) * Career Focus 3 – Professional Preparation (40 credits) * Composition and Innovation (20 credits) * Advanced Recording and Production (20 credits).

Assessment method

Lectures, workshops and tutorials take place in our fully equipped labs and studios. Flexible access to studio and practical facilities, allow students to establish, practice and develop their work using professional level hardware and software. Relevant hardware and software training will be provided during studio, workshop and lecture sessions to support student work at all levels.

Throughout your course you will be assessed primarily on your creative output, with an emphasis on practical submissions accompanied by presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays.

Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop based sessions will be used as a means for the students monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work.

Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.

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 WJ39
Institution code F98
Campus name Futureworks (Manchester Media School)
Campus code -

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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.

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