FdA Music Production
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Why choose this course
This course will equip you with the necessary skills to enter the diverse and exciting field of music production. The course will allow
you to develop the skills needed to work successfully within the
music and media industries. The course is ideal for you if you wish
to work in a music-production studio, become a live-sound engineer, work in the media with sound and music, or work as a freelance producer of your own music.
If you are enthusiastic about working creatively and want to have the technical know-how to feel confident in a wide range of production environments this is the course for you.
Course structure and content
The course provides first-rate tuition and guidance in three key areas of the music-production business:
- Critical listening
- Professional audio software
- Sound engineering.
- Advanced audio software
- Studio production
- Producing sound for film, TV and multimedia
- Live sound and events management
- Producing and marketing your music.
You will gain direct experience of music industry practices during the course and will make full use of our purpose-built suite of recording studios and excellent digital audio workstations.
You will work with staff members who are committed to your success and are both experienced lecturers and practising music producers.
Taught sessions can take the form of:
- Formal lectures
- Visiting speakers from the music industry.
- Project reports/journals
- Professional portfolios/exhibition
- Research projects
In partnerhip with
- £7,500 per year (full time)
Students will be able to apply for the following funding (depending on individual circumstances):
- Tuition Fee Loan
- Maintenance Loan
- Maintenance Grant
- University Bursary and/or National Scholarship
- Weston College Scholarship
You will need a UCAS tariff in the range of 180-220 points including a grade C or 80 points in a related subject gained from at least one of the following:
- BTEC National Diploma/Certificate in Music Technology
- Two or more A levels or equivalent award in Music Technology or related area
- Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media/Extended Diploma in a related subject.
- Access to Higher Educations course.
- If you do not possess the relevant entry requirements, previous experience may ne taken into account. Applicants will be assessed on an indiviudal basis.
An interview will be required.
- You will have the opportunity to apply to progress to the top-up year of the Honours degree course at Bath Spa University on successful completion of this course or a related course at another university
- Enter employment in the field of music/sound production, events management, or sound recording for film and TV
- Enter the live-sound industry
- Become a freelance music producer.
How to apply
Full-time course: complete a UCAS online application form and submit it electronically (ucas.com). The UCAS website provides detailed information about making your application, so if you need any further details please visit their site.
- Fill in a University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) application form online following UCAS guidelines and submit it through the website, ucas.com. The UCAS website gives lots of information about making your application, so you can find more details there.
- We will get your application through UCAS and may invite you to an interview or audition with a course tutor.
- We will let UCAS know what we decide about your application as soon as possible after your interview.
- UCAS will let you know what we decide via UCAS track so login regularly. Remember to apply for your funding at direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. More information about the tariff can be found at ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_tariff.
Institution Code: B20
Course Code: J930
Campus Code: C