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BA (Hons) Music & Sound Production

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  • UCAS Code:
    W391
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Our captivating Music & Sound Production degree will help you to develop your audio creation skills and push the boundaries of the field, by utilising cutting-edge technology and various sound production techniques to create music and sound in a range of contexts.

Ultimately, our expert lecturers will teach you how to compose, arrange, record, edit, manipulate and produce music and sound to a professional standard, while also helping you to hone your creativity.

According to Unistats, 88% of final year students from similar courses think our staff are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.

If you’re passionate about music and want to continue to develop your talents while you’re studying for your degree, our BU Music scholarships are available to support you.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (418kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

In 2018, students from the Department of Creative Technology are on placement in Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a strong interest in producing music and sound
  • Are looking to develop a career in music and sound production
  • Looking to use sound more creatively.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This innovative course is designed to give you all the technical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to succeed in the music and sound production industry. There is growing demand for skilled graduates in this area within the music and entertainment sector, particularly given the expansion of the multimedia environment.

Our music graduates possess a diverse skillset, and have gone on to work in the music industry in a wide variety of roles, both within companies and as freelancers.

Students from our music courses have gone on to work for organisations such as Absolute Music, BBC, Allen and Heath, It's Done Technology, Sound Tree Music and Focusrite.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

You can read more about the specialist interests of our Creative Technology staff in our department pages, or register for an Open Day to meet us.

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Please note that teaching staff can change.