Course Details

Find out what you'll study on the Foundation Degree in Music Production.

 

Focused on Professional Practice

A respected qualification on its own, or top it up to a BA with an additional year of full-time study – the Foundation Degree is focused on professional practice in a wide range of areas including writing, recording and producing music in different styles.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from our diverse range of degree pathways including Jazz, Pop, Classical and Folk.

Industry Standard Equipment

You will use the studio and digital environments to capture and process recorded sound in a true to life studio setting using Logic and ProTools in our Apple Mac suites.

 

Prepare for industry

In a year-long project spanning your second year, you will research career opportunities relating to your own area of specialism and conceive and produce a market-ready product with input from an industry mentor.

This will showcase your professional skills and your commercial acumen. There is also an opportunity in year 2 to undertake a dedicated module in either DJing skills or devising and delivering a live performance.

Study Music Producers

Alongside your practical studio work you will also study the context of Music Producers and their influence on popular music. From George Martin and Glyn Johns, to more contemporary producers such as Rick Rubin and Steve Albini, you will learn about the role of the producer in the creation of some of the most iconic records of the 20th and 21st century from the Beatles to Kanye West.

 
 

Modules

Our modules cover developing recording studio techniques, audio and MIDI sequencing, contextual studies and professional studies that prepare you for industry.
Download the full course outline for Foundation Degree in Music Production (2018 Entry)

 

Specialist Study

You will explore the theoretical principles of audio recording and music production to support your practical work in the recording studios and computer suites.

You will be introduced to the integrated recording studio environment and explore the techniques necessary to record a variety of acoustic and electronic musical sources.

You will undertake a project that has real-world relevance, supported by industry professionals.

Contextual Studies

You will develop and enhance your skills and knowledge of a wide range of composition and production techniques, along with an appreciation and understanding of the social, historical, cultural, and commercial context of music.

 

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.