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Creative Music Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications alongside evidence of prior Music or Music Technology experience (which could be offered either through formal qualifications or a portfolio of creative work).

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Audio technology

Music production

Are you a musician who wants to harness technology as a creative tool? Do you enjoy creating innovative new tracks using a laptop, mixing desk, and other analogue and digital technology? Then this is the course for you. Focused on creating your own computer and studio-based music, you'll have the chance to develop advanced techniques ready for work in the music industry. Whether you're interested in electronica, techno, ambient, glitch, pop, grime, or a new sound, the aim is to encourage you to unleash your creativity and express yourself musically.

Why study Creative Music Production at Huddersfield?
* You will study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities. With 21 different studios, you'll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use. We have a huge range of DAWs, plug-ins, synths, mics and processing equipment, all of which is regularly upgraded to keep up-to-date with industry standards.

* You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful tutors, internationally recognised researchers and visiting artists who can help you build on your production talents.

* You'll be able to explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (https://hcmf.co.uk/) and get up-close and experience contemporary music in action at the Electric Spring Festival (http://www.electricspring.co.uk/).

* The course is accredited by JAMES (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/).

Professional links and accreditation:
This BA(Hons) course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). This means this course has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs.

This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Desktop Music Production 1
Studio Engineering and Mixing Essentials
Songwriting 1
Performance Skills 1
Introduction to Music Research

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Sonic Arts and Electronica 1
Theory and Analysis of Popular Music

Year 2
Core modules:
Desktop Music Production 2
Studio Production and Spatial Recording Techniques

Plus at least one option from:
Inside the Music Business
Critical Approaches to Recorded and Electronic Music

Option modules:
Choose at least one from a list which may include:
Performance Skills 2
Performance Skills 2 (Major)
Songwriting 2
Sonic Arts and Electronica 2

Plus up to two from a list which may include:
Live Sound (Year 2)
Making Interactive Tools for Music and Audio (Year 2)
Critical Approaches to Recorded and Electronic Music
Production Analysis and Critical Listening for the Sound Engineer
Programming C and Microcontrollers
Music for the Moving Image B

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Final Year Project
Composition Practice

Option modules:
Choose at least one from a list which may include:
Explorations in World Musics (Final Year)
Applied Music Research: Investigating Culture and Creativity
Music, Gender and Identity

And choose up to two from a list which may include-
Performance Skills 3
Performance Skills 3 (Major)
Advanced Interactive Tool Design for Music and Audio (Final Year)
Live Sound Final Year
Sound for Image B
Designing Audio Plugins - Effects and Synthesisers
Experimental Music (Final Year)
Work and Professional Practice in Music

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules; this can include performances, compositions, presentations, examinations, learning journals, portfolios, recitals, essays and technical documents. The final year large project is based on your choice of specialism. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Linguistics and Music (ADHELIM)

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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.

83%
med
Audio technology
73%
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.

Others in technology

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

69%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

Music

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

77%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
C

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.

Others in 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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Functional managers and directors
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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
94%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Materials and technology

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

£19k

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£22k

£26k

£26k

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.

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

£19k

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£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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