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Edge Hill University

Music Production

UCAS Code: M235

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21,P:0

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

A minimum of five subjects at Grade H1-H3 will be required.

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

DMM

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

Preferably to include a Music-related subject. Other subjects will be considered if you can demonstrate your ability to create music, either as an electronic musician, or by playing a musical instrument (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, percussion, brass etc) either in a band or as a solo artist. No formal grade or professional qualification in playing a musical instrument is required but, in the absence of a Music-related subject to contribute towards the UCAS Tariff points, you will need to supply evidence in the form of video and/or audio recordings of songs and music being created and performed. Recordings should be uploaded to SoundCloud and/or YouTube and the links to them put in your UCAS Personal Statement. In some circumstances, we may also invite you to attend an audition workshop.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Music production

This is a practice-based degree based upon the industry of music that cultivates artist development and helps build confidence in recording music and performing it live in front of audiences. The programme will enhance your perception of the spectral, spatial and dynamic characteristics of music and sound via the use of technology. Themes explored include music technology, music practice and live performance, recording and production, sound design, album artwork and social media. You will be able to apply your music and sound skills in areas such as film, TV and theatre and be taught using state-of-the-art facilities, engaging with technology to bring music to fruition. The degree is ideal for those who play a musical instrument, or sing, and want to pursue a career that exploits this. It is also suitable for those who want to record and produce the music of others.

Modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed entirely by coursework. This includes practical desktop (DAW/MIDI) and studio-based recording assignments, report writing, blogs, videos and oral presentations. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation or practical project in the final year of the programme. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

The Uni


Course location:

Ormskirk (Main Campus)

Department:

Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

49%
low
Music production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
27%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£17,550
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations

Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Music production

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

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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