Burnley College

Music Production and Performance Burnley College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University


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Course summary

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This is a multi-disciplinary applied music production and performance degree. It uniquely caters for aspiring music performers, producers and composers who seek to develop and manage their music production, performance and composition skills to align with the modern day music industry. The study of music in academic contexts is continuously changing in response to external developments, particularly in the music industry, music technologies, and the practice of music performance and production. Given the ever-changing nature of the field, we encourage a focus on building a research community within the Music Production and Performance course. This will enable students to maintain an awareness of current trends, and create original research and practice portfolios that take into consideration new practices in music and audio. We will develop students’ ability to approach their careers in unique ways, and demonstrate the various ways in which music production and performance skills can be utilised outside of the normal studio-based contexts to generate multiple income streams.

Course details


Level 4 Professional Performance Context Music Composition Disciplines in Live Audio Music Production Principles Music Production Practice Level 5 Professional Performance Practice Studio Production Techniques Studio Production Process Experimental Music Composition Production Analysis Audio Production Techniques: Live Level 6 Professional Performance Management Production Company Project Dissertation Live Show Design

Assessment method

Creative projects, often assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment, documentation and final presentation. Essays and other coursework that tests your ability to investigate a topic and organise their material and ideas to a prescribed deadline. Extended dissertations, individual projects and portfolios as products of advanced understanding, knowledge, research skills and/or creative achievement. Reports on empirical work, which may take the form of fieldwork or laboratory experiments. Group and individual portfolios of written work and audio content that will include research, pre-production, production and post-production work submissions. Critical self-evaluation and role analysis in the form of individual reflective written evaluations. Peer evaluation in the form of discussion of work in groups.

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 CI03
Institution code B69
Campus name Burnley College
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:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 106 points Entry Requirements for Foundation year are 64 UCAS points.

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Alongside this we will normally expect applicants to evidence a number of the following: Experience of public performance of devised and text-based material; BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, or similar; GNVQ Advanced in a performing arts area; Experience of the professional or amateur creation of performance work; Extra-curricular activity, such as film or video making, youth orchestra, community theatre participation or band membership, etc. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

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Burnley College
Princess Way
BB12 0AN

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