Music Production Staffordshire University

This course is perfect for anyone looking to work as a music producer. It will also prepare you for a career in radio, TV, film, games and theatre. You will learn to compose, record, mix and master music for commercial release. Developing the creative processes involved in songwriting, you will also cover the technical skills essential for working in professional studio environments. You will have access to our five fully equipped recording studios, all with surround sound and consoles from SSL, Avid, Audient and Toft. We also have a 60-seater Mac music technology centre incorporating Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Native Instruments Komplete. Throughout the course, you will be guided by lecturers who work as songwriters, producers and live performers. There will also be talks and masterclasses from guest speakers.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Assessment method

Year 1 (Core)
Recording Studio Production
Creative Music Practice 1
Revolutions in Music

Year 1 (Options)
Creative Software Tools for Sound 1
Music Business – Marketing
Electronics for Music 1

Year 2 (Core)
DAW Production Techniques
Practical Studio Techniques
Creative Music Practice 2

Year 2 (Options)
Electronics for Music 2
Sound Design for Film and Games
Studio and Venue Acoustics
Digital Performance
Creative Software Tools for Sound 2
Music Business - Promotion
Optional placement year in industry.

Year 3 (Core)
Individual Music Project
Individual Music Portfolio
Mixing and Production Management

Year 3 (Options)
Sound Design for the Creative Industries
Sound for Mobile Devices
Advanced ProTools
Preparation for Teaching Training
Music Business – Management
Mastering Techniques
Intermedia Art
Work Experience
Music Placement


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W38P
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,100 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

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/fees