Higher Education at the Grimsby Institute
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Prospectus 2017

BA (Hons) Music Production

Learn and contribute to the music industry by composing, recording, promoting, selling, and producing creative music.

  • BA (Hons) Music Production
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About the BA (Hons) Music Production programme

BA (Hons) Music Production programme aims to develop students into successful contributing members of the local, national and international popular music industry.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will require 80 UCAS points (UCAS 2017 tariff). 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 or above.

Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.

What you will learn

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year One focuses on the development of key skills required of a modern musician including: Production; Electronic Music Composition; Live Sound; Song Writing and Composition; Music Theory and Listening Skills; Sound Production and Popular Music Studies.
Year 2 (Level 5)

Year Two applies knowledge gained in Year One by developing and applying skills in: Production Portfolio; Composition for TV and Film, Radio Production; Music Theory and Composition Studies and Popular Music Studies 2.
Year 3 (Level 6)

Honours Stage allows learners to tailor their study programme to fit their career path/specialism. Focus will be on: Final Major Project; Creative Collaboration; Dissertation and Music Business and Digital Promotion.

What Next

Our students are expected to become active musicians and producers, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course. Our real-world experience in managing our White Box Sessions and record label offer a unique opportunity for learners to practise and contribute to the industry in preparation for forging their own career and creative pathway.

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

What our Learners Say

The music department had a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that was conducive to learning.
What our Learners Say
“During my time as a music student I have learnt a great deal about the music industry, exploring areas such as Music Production and Sequencing, Music Theory, Practice, and American Roots music. I have developed a good understanding of music technology within the studio, which has been hugely beneficial since leaving University. Whilst at University I had the opportunity to explore microphone placement and selection, using a wide verity of the department’s microphones. This has given me a positive grounding for which to begin a career in recording, mixing and sequencing music.I found enjoyment in the participation of the musiclesson and found the assignments to be well structured and engaging. The musicdepartment had a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that was conducive tolearning. I mostly enjoyed the practical side of music recording and productionand became very comfortable in a studio environment, which can be daunting”.
Andy Smith

Programme Benefits

The course will equip students with the knowledge to understand and be able to apply theoretical and contextual concepts, through deconstruction and critical analysis of own practice, to ‘real world’ scenarios in a competitive and fast-paced entertainment sector.

Our students will develop the necessary skills to read and compose music in a creative way and allow students to access and confidently operate in individual and group studio recording sessions.Our course aims to provide students the opportunity to access and use industry-standard equipment in individual and group production environments.

Students will develop and understanding of the music industry and opportunities for employment as a musician or producer and will develop in students the ability to apply research and inquiry skills to explore related topics in depth.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Students will need to attend university two days a week. They will also need time for self-directed study and assessment completion, which can be done at home or at university to suit individuals’ commitments and preferences.

More information

UCAS Code:W374
Credit Level: 6
Credit value:360
Course start date: September
Course duration: 3 years full time
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