Taught course

Music Production

Institution
Staffordshire University · Computing and Digital Technologies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6.5 is normally required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

  • Flagship recording / mixing studio with SSL AWS 900, 3 analogue recording studios with live rooms, 3 Pro-Tools recording studios with live rooms, 35-seat Mac lab, large PC lab, 2 mastering studios and 2 project rooms
  • Avid accredited status, enabling students to undertake further industry-recognised qualifications
  • Experienced teaching staff who are actively involved in the music industry or academic research
  • Undertake practical Live Sound applications by engineering live concerts at the University and external venues

The course gives students the opportunity to develop their existing creative music production skills using our experienced staff and world-class facilities as resources. Students who complete the award will be equipped with the skillsets necessary to compete for work related to music and sound production in the highly competitive environments of the creative industries.

Music production today not only involves being able to record, mix, and edit music in a variety of different genres and situations; it also involves an understanding of composition and arranging, an ability to work in different software environments with a high level of competence, an understanding of performance practices in different contexts, and an understanding of the relationships between music, sound and other media.

There are opportunities to develop all of these skills on the award, always with an emphasis on creativity and a focus on rigorous academic underpinning. Successful students will thus be afforded the opportunity to progress to further postgraduate research should they wish to do so.

Fees and funding

See: Postgraduate funding @ Staffordshire University

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@staffs.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1782 294400