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Sound and Music Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

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

MMM-DDM

T Level

P-M

Pass (C or above on the Core)

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music production

**Why Sound and Music Production?**
Our Sound and Music Production degree prepares you to compete across creative industries as you explore commercial and emergent aspects of music and sound technology.

You’ll develop skills ranging from studio production and recording, to sound engineering for live events, and sound design and composition for film, games, animation and VR. Your work will apply the very latest business and industry practices.

Collaborating with film, TV, animation, games and digital media students, you’ll build a competitive portfolio as a sound and music specialist. You’ll also work with expert lecturers who are active in the industry and be inspired by influential guest speakers.

You’ll get creative in our state-of-the-art facilities including recording studios with SSL and Avid S6 consoles, an immersive 22.2 sound lab, a Soho-style dubbing theatre, innovative music production suites, rehearsal and pre-production studios. You’ll also have access to our bookable kit store packed with cutting-edge audio production equipment.

Work experience opportunities will help give you a head start in your future career, with the chance of roles at festivals such as Wychwood and 2000Trees or work on award-winning films and client briefs during your studies. Past graduates have gone on to successful careers as composers, sound designers and engineers, radio producers and production music managers, working with the likes of EMI Production Music, ITV, BBC and Universal Music.

**Why University of Gloucestershire?**
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual.

Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.

Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

**After the course**
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers.

**Experience an open day**
Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus.

**To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.**

Modules

In your first year you’ll develop skills in the foundations of recording, engineering, production, sound design, software and hardware systems. You’ll build an industry perspective of emerging markets.

In year 2 you’ll specialise in modules including live sound and broadcast systems, music production, sound design and composition for film, TV and games, spatial and immersive sound, audio interaction and coding.

Your final year focuses on professional practice and employment. You’ll develop creative specialisms in public-facing projects that bring together your musical, technological and commercial ideas.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,700
per year
International
£14,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Gloucestershire

Department:

School of Creative Industries

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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.

76%
med
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

76%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
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, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

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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