BA (Hons) Music Production

UCAS Code: G80 W374 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 360 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 3 years full time
BA (Hons) Music Production Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BA (Hons) Music Production programme

Our BA (Hons) Music Production course aims to equip the modern musician with the tools for success in professional recording and production.  Our state-of-the-art facilities, including our four industry-standard Pro Tools HD recording studios will prepare any promising recording engineer or producer for a career in music production.

Our professional equipped studios are based around the latest Apple Mac computers, Mackie and Genelec monitoring and Avid Control 24 control surfaces.  Students will be able to use our Focusrite preamps and studio-quality instruments such as TAMA and Sonor drums kits, Marshall, Orange and Blackstar amplification to capture that perfect sound.  To complement our recording studio hardware, we have a comprehensive range of microphones including Shure, AKG, Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, to name a few.

Entry Requirements

Standard Offer: 80 UCAS points. This equates to MMP or above at BTEC National Diploma, CCD at A-Level, or Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media).  Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above.

We understand that many active musicians and producers have a wealth of industry experience with no traditional entry qualifications.  Therefore, to reflect this, applicants with no traditional entry qualifications are welcome and will be considered on an individual basis.  Applicants may be asked to complete a short written essay on a musical influence and attend an informal interview to showcase production and/or performance skills.

What you will learn

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Sound Production
  • Electronic Music Composition
  • Song Writing and Composition
  • Live Sound
  • Music Theory and Listening Skills
  • Production
  • Popular Music Studies

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Production Portfolio
  • Composition for TV and Film
  • Radio Production
  • Music Theory and Composition Studies
  • Popular Music Studies 2

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Final Major Project
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Dissertation
  • Music Business and Digital Promotion

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

A mixture of lectures/seminars on studio and creative techniques, followed by workshop and studio time in our industry-standard Pro Tools HD studios.

Programme Benefits

Our students have the benefit of studying on a high-quality University of Hull validated programme, with access to highly qualified and experienced staff as well as our industry-standard professional-quality studios.  Our equipment is a reflection of the industry, and includes only the highest quality instrumentation and microphones.

The Grimsby Institute sits in a thriving seaside town, with a friendly and up and coming nightlife.  Students can take part in the blooming local music scene and enjoy low accommodation, food and drink costs.

What next?

Postgraduate study, teacher training, employment as a performing musician, working in the recording and production industry, multimedia, radio and television, music promotion and management.