[Skip to content]
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
Music Production
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Music Production

Overview

Develop the skills to become a highly skilled producer of music and audio artefacts. This course will hone your skills in the creative, technical and compositional aspects of music production and give you a solid academic and practical base from which to develop your craft further.

You will apply your knowledge to a variety of creative and industry-focused briefs and you will gain a wider understanding of the professional environment and how it will inform your practice.

Your lectures, tutorials and seminars will be delivered by academic staff and industry professionals, and you will have the opportunity to work with other students in mini production teams, further enhancing your teamworking and project management abilities.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.
During your studies you are supported by access to software such as Logic Pro, Cubase, Adobe Audition, MAX MSP and Synthmaker. More specialist modules might require you to use Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Unreal and other industry standard software.

This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) encouraging the delivery of workshops and lectures from industry professionals. A placement option and your final year project provide you with opportunities to work with industry partners.

Artist in Residence Programme

The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. So far we have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Professional accreditations
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service
  • Study abroad option
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 97.8% of students thought staff were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017).
  • 93.5% of students said their course provided them with opportunities to apply their learning (National Student Survey 2017).
  • 91.1% of students said they had opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth. (National Student Survey 2017)

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Music.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Music.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Graham Albans

Careers

Graham Albans
Assistant Producer BBC Radio 2

BA (Hons) Music Production

“The skills and understanding I gained helped me to achieve big things. I never thought I'd work at Radio 2, but I'm now proud to be part of the BBC thanks to the support and encouragement I received at University.

Modules & learning

Download Course Spec Download
Sound Technology

Composition & Music Theory

Audio Production Portfolio

Computer as an Instrument

Music in Context

Audio Recording Techniques

Studio Recording Techniques

Composition Techniques

Music Industry

Production Analysis

Music Production Practice

Post-Production

Live Sound

Interactive Audio Systems

Studio Production Practice

Music Production Project

Mixing & Mastering Practice

Contemporary Music in Context

Game Audio

Contemporary Arranging Techniques

Music For Film & TV

Song Writing & Production

Mastering

Work-Based Learning

Music Technology in the Community

Electro-Acoustic Composition

Spatial Audio

Field Recording

Senior Lecturer Tom Bowers
Tom Bowers
Course Director

Tom Bowers is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Music Production in the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

Our course develops your creative and technical abilities, giving you the skills and knowledge to really succeed in the music industry.
Play BA (Hons) Music Production - Tom Bowers, Senior Lecturer Video
BA (Hons) Music Production - Tom Bowers, Senior Lecturer
Play Students working with Tom Williams as part of the Artist in Residence programme Video
Students working with Tom Williams as part of the Artist in Residence programme
Play Life in Leeds Video
Life in Leeds
 

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Music Studios
    Music Studios

    Write, mix, produce and record your own music in our state-of-the-art studios. You will be following in the footsteps of BRIT Award-winning musicians Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, of Rudimental, who both studied at the University.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Map

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

View in Google Maps

Download Map

Want to know more?

Start exploring

We host a range of on campus and virtual open days throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to discover life at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more about your course, financing your studies, our range of accommodation and the vibrant city of Leeds.

Open Days & Virtual Events Arrow Right Icon Explore Leeds Arrow Right Icon Accommodation Arrow Right Icon

Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button