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Music (Production) with Placement

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language (or grade B/5 in English Literature). GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

in any subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

in any subject with A-levels grade BC

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in any subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Music

Music technology

Music production

Audio technology

Our BA in Music (Production) degree has been designed to develop your particular interests in music. It aims to equip you with a deep understanding of today’s musical world, enabling you to working across a wide range of the musical styles and genre that make up the diversity of contemporary music-making.

In your first year you will receive an essential grounding in sound recording and processing, composition, performance and musicology. You will be able to discuss all your musical activities with your fellow students and the teaching staff to get the constructive feedback that will help you develop.

You can choose from a range of optional modules in your second year and final year. This means you develop your own bespoke music course to prepare you for your chosen career in the music world. Examples of specialist options you could choose include composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration.

You will be taught by some of the leading figures in today’s contemporary music: sound designers, composers, performers and producers. They are all active in the music profession, with strong connections to the music community in London, the UK and across Europe. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with them, working together on a wide variety of creative projects.

Our music facilities include a fully sound-proofed recording studio, performance spaces for rehearsal and performances, and practice rooms equipped with keyboards, drum kits and amps. Access is available to an editing suite with Mac computer workstations where you can work on your music using industry-standard music-processing software.

During your time at Brunel, you’ll benefit from guest lectures delivered by leading figures in the music industry. In addition, you have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London’s exciting music scene for planned trips to studios, shows, concerts and venues.

Our Music (Production) degree can be studied full-time over three years, four years with a placement year, or part-time over six years. We encourage the placement year option. This time in the music industry will help you prepare for the world of work with a year of invaluable professional experience. You could find yourself working in recording studios, in media and games companies, or for a live music venue.

Before you graduate you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your abilities, working alongside professional musicians. Brunel University London promotes many concerts and other live music events where you’ll be able to network and gain feedback from visiting artists.

Modules

Year 1
Ensemble 1: The Art of Performing
Materials of Music 1: Inside the Language
Ways of Hearing 1: Genres Through Time
Composing 1: Capturing Ideas
Studio Production 1: Introduction to the Art of Sound and Technology
Professional Development 1: Building a Collaborative Musical Project from A-Z

Year 2
Core Modules
Ways of Hearing 2: The Theatre of Technology
Professional Development II: Communicating and Teaching
Studio Production 2: Advanced Techniques and Designing Your Own Tools
Sound Engineering Theory
Creative Studio Practice

Optional Modules
Materials of Music 2: Outside the Box From the Inside
Ensemble 2: Leadership, Directing and Improvisation
Composing 2: Craft and Development
Interdisciplinary Project: Learning Collaboration

Year 3
Core Modules
Professional Independent Project
Studio Production 3: Taking Sonic Art To the Stage
Advanced Sound Engineering Techniques

Optional Modules
Ensemble 3: Creating Performance
Materials of Music 3: Advanced Technical Portfolio
Ways of Hearing 3: Cultures and Subcultures
Composing 3: Advanced Portfolio
Studio Production 3: Taking Sonic Art to the Stage

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Arts and Humanities

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
D

Music

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
D

Engineering and technology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
43%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Engineering and technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
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Average annual salary
91%
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Employed or in further education
74%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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