The BA (Hons) Music Production course is aimed at a very wide range of practitioner from DJs, Electronic Music Producers, Hip-Hop and Grime Producers to more traditional Band Music Producers and Studio & Live Sound Engineers. You will have the choice to specialise in a pathway relevant to your industry needs.
Choose from one of the following pathways:
Electronic Music Production Pathway
This pathway offers a unique and dedicated specialist Electronic Music Production pathway, embedding Electronic Music Production, Performance and DJing modules combined. We cover all aspects of the Electronic Music Sphere, from Hip-Hop to Grime, from House to Techno, from Drum and Bass to Breakcore or if you are a ‘cross over’ electronic musician, you can develop additional electronic music skills by utilising our state of the art electronic music equipment.
We have developed strong links with publications such as DJ Mag, local and international nightclubs, international DJs and record labels all with the expertise to help you stand out from the crowd as a producer or electronic music performer. Course tutors will help you harness your passion and creativity, as well as offering advice and guidance in starting up your own record label or working with our ‘in house’ Push Puzzle Records, releasing tracks, promoting events and not forgetting the commercial aspect of making it as an electronic musician or performer.
Music Technology, Production & Sound Engineering
This pathway will build your technical knowledge and practical music production skills into a professional standard craft. As part of the course you will engage in practical workshops which will investigate historical and contemporary music production techniques and practices across many different genres. These will range from traditional, contemporary and experimental microphone placement techniques through to the recording, editing, mixing and manipulation of sound sources, all the way to the mastering process and release of product. This will be realised via the latest Digital Audio Workstation software packages and virtual studio equipment plug-ins. You’ll learn how to plan, organise, manage and successfully complete production sessions and projects through quality control, budgeting and effective communication. Through engagement with our own in-house record label, Push Puzzle Records, you will learn how the role of a music producer fits into the wider music industry.
As a sound engineering student you’ll have access to high quality industry standard 200 capacity music venue with both analogue and digital mixing consoles and a full separate monitoring system and a fully equipped theatre space for special events and project work.
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email email@example.com.
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus