Taught course

Music Production

Staffordshire University · School of Film, Sound and Vision

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

Facilities: 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: Undertake further industry-recognised qualifications

Expertise: Teaching staff actively involved in the music industry or academic research

Live sound experience: Opportunity for engineering live concerts at the University and external venues

Take the opportunity to develop your existing creative music production skills. By completing the course you'll 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 course, 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.


First semester modules may include:

  • Modern Composition in Context
  • Audio Visual Composition
  • Negotiated Study: Music
  • Option module (may include: Advanced Recording Techniques, Mixing Techniques, Acoustics, Mastering and Signal Processing)

Second semester modules may include:

  • Research Methods for Music
  • Performance Practices
  • Creative Music Software Design
  • Option module (may include: Pro Tools for Music Production, Mastering Techniques, Electronics for Musicians)
  • MA Project

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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