Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Commercial Songwriting and Production

Tileyard Education

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree or appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution.

Or 3+ years experience in relevant field and a completed assessment as evidence that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Commercial Songwriting and Production, taught at Tileyard London and Wakefield, is validated by Nottingham Trent University in partnership with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. Tileyard is the largest professional music and entertainment community in the world, home to more than 110 recording studios and over 250 music and entertainment businesses including Apple Music, Beats One, Spitfire Audio, Focusrite, Pioneer DJ, Believe Digital, The Prodigy, Sigala and many more.

It is an industry-driven practical MA Programme that strikes a necessary balance between traditional creative songwriting and production practice and a critical evaluation of specialised tools, techniques, approaches and case studies unique to the current music and entertainment industries.

  • On-campus in London or Wakefield

  • Located in the world's largest music community

  • Work to live commercial song briefs all year round

  • 1-2-1 industry mentoring programme, student support and wellbeing sessions

  • Guest industry speakers, events and networking opportunities

  • Graduate opportunities to apply for the Tileyard Investment Fund

  • Attend International and UK songwriting camps

  • A&R surgeries and playback sessions

  • Showcase your work to major and indie labels, publishers, film, TV and Games companies

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students

Eligible for funding through the UK Government Postgraduate Master's Loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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