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Music Production & Creative Business

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent), including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Music production

Creative management

Explore the changing nature of the music industry. Learn to produce music and gain business experience to build a successful music enterprise.

If you want to build a creative music business, this is the course for you. We will teach you to create, arrange and manipulate music and sound. We will introduce you to the music industry and give you opportunities to work with clients and artists so you can build a professional network. You will gain the skills, experience and confidence you need to develop your own music production company.

On this course you will learn music production techniques alongside business and marketing principles. You will develop your creative business ideas through planning and practice, helping you become a confident producer and business owner. You will also cover the mechanics of the music industry and the business strategies needed to make a career from your passion for music.

During your time with us, you will:

Write and arrange tracks to develop your musical understanding
Capture and process sound using advanced production techniques
Learn advanced studio recording techniques with a developed understanding of acoustics
Sequence and synthesize sounds and beats using different digital technologies
Produce and apply business strategies and marketing plans for the music you produce
Gain an understanding of relevant legal frameworks such as contracts and copyright.

Alongside the practical element of this degree, you will advance your theoretical understanding of music production and business creation. Through lectures you will contribute to current debates around production. This could involve examining modern distribution platforms, the evolution of digital technology and more.

We give you opportunities to visit studios across the country and work on production projects with artists performing live in the studios. We also hold regular Industry Days throughout the year. These are a chance to meet and talk to successful entrepreneurs, music managers and business people from across the music industry.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Performance

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.

83%
med
Music production
78%
med
Creative management

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

68%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

Management studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations

Management studies

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
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.

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

£17k

£17k

£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.

Business and management

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

£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.

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