Course Details

Find out what you will study and pathway options.

 

A conservatoire education

As a Music Production degree student you’ll have studio sessions with expert producers in small groups, so you will learn hands-on. Combine this with expert software training and you’ll be prepared for a successful career in music production.
 

Industry Masterclasses

We have strong links with industry, and you’ll receive a variety of masterclasses from acclaimed industry professionals.

Previous sessions were delivered by:

  • Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Björk, Brian Eno, The XX)

  • Producers Jagz Kooner (Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian) and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, David Guetta)

  • And many other production, business and finance specialists.

Visits from labels and management can provide you with the opportunity to respond to real-life publishers’ briefs and audition your material in front of industry contacts – a great networking opportunity which may result in getting published.

 

Studio Environment

Working in dedicated studio environments with experienced professionals, you will develop your recording, producing, hardware and software skills in the studio as well as becoming well-versed in Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Max/MSP and other software.
 

Industry-standard equipment

Aided by the conservatoire's Mac Labs and world-class specialist equipment including an SSL G Series console, your proficiency in the latest technologies brings your compositional styles and productions to life.

 
 

Modules

Our modules cover developing practical and theoretical understanding of production practices, group study, contextual studies and professional studies that prepare you for industry.
Download the full degree course outline for BA (Hons) Music (Production)

 

Specialist Study

You will learn to apply a broadening practical and theoretical understanding of production practices within a studio environment as well as applying a command of practical and theoretical knowledge of microphone and recording/mixing techniques to shape musical elements in the context of specific genres.

Specialist Group Study

You will develop your knowledge of the principal industry standard software, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) using a variety of production techniques and processes, leading towards the creation of a high quality musical output.

 

Contextual Studies

You will develop composition, musicology and critical listening skills, through a detailed examination of repertoire, its style and effects on the development of music.

Within the four themes of repetition, virtuosity, music and theatre and technology and music you will study key works, musicians, compositional techniques, reception and environment.

You will also be able to choose optional modules from a range of subjects, including Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Composition or Emerging Music Models.

Professional Studies

Additionally, as with all our degree pathways, you will be able to choose to study a number of professional studies modules that cover topics such as self-promotion and marketing, legal and commercial issues and digital and media literacy.

This focus on developing your business skills will help to prepare you for a successful career in the industry.

 
 

Pathway Options

You can combine the Production pathway with Jazz, Popular Music, or Classical.

 

Combined degree

You can combine the Production pathway with Jazz, Popular Music, or Classical, choosing one as your major and one as your minor.

Our degrees with a Production major are:
 


If you opt to combine two pathways, you will follow the Specialist Study modules in your major pathway and Specialist Group Study modules in your minor pathway.

For example, if you wanted to take BA (Hons) Music (Production with Classical), your one-to-one lessons would be in Production and your ensemble group study would be in Classical.