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Music Production (Top-up)

Leeds Conservatoire

UCAS Code: W304 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

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HND should be in a relevant subject. Please contact us with details of your HND modules so that we can advise whether or not you are suitable for the Top-up course.

You may also need to…

Perform an audition

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Music

Music production

Gain the skills and experience to become a sophisticated music producer, with the freedom to express yourself musically in any genre. This top up year for the BA (Hons) Music Production course at Leeds Conservatoire will aid further development of the students existing production skills, and allow students the opportunity to gain further experience and skills to become sophisticated music producers.

Combining one-to-one tuition, lectures and seminars, this top up year will further develop students’ composition skills with the technical know-how necessary to compete in a fast-moving music industry. Students will enhance their understanding of production practices within a studio environment while developing their skills in composition, arranging and the use of industry standard software in the mac lab.

Only at Leeds Conservatoire will you get the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians from a variety of genres and with a multitude of specialisms. As a producer you’ll be in demand amongst our community of over 1,200 musicians, allowing you to build a portfolio of experience and establish your professional career long before you graduate.

Modules

The BA (Hons) Music (Production) Top-Up modules focus on developing you as a professional producer through small group work and individual production projects/portfolios. The professional studies strand will develop your core business skills, and other optional modules will introduce additional cross-genre capabilities.

The programme has strands in Specialist Study, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies. Students focus primarily on their Specialist Study.

Year 3 (Level 6)
Compulsory modules:
Specialist Study Music Production 3
Final Project
Contextual Studies 3
Professional Studies 3

Students select either an Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Project or a Practice in Context Research Project for their Final Project module.

Contextual Studies 3 optional modules, one of:
Composed Theatre
Composition and Production for Film and Television
Computer-Based Composition
Electro-acoustic Composition
Emerging Music Models
Extended Improvisation
Intercultural Music
Software Environments – Performance and Sound Creation

Professional Studies 3 optional modules, one of:
Business Leadership and Ethics
Community Music Project
Film Music – Aesthetics and Narrative Function
Live Music Management
Music Journalism

Module specifications can be found via the Leeds Conservatoire website:
http://bit.ly/LC-ProdTopUp-UCAS

Assessment methods

The Top-up course is assessed via musical portfolios, recordings, technical tests, presentations and written work. The exact nature of assessments will depend on the Contextual Studies and Professional Studies module options chosen, as well as the choice of project for the Final Project module. Formal assessments tend to take place at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,500
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Conservatoire

Department:

School of Pop and Production

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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.

86%
med
Music
86%
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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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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