Music Production*

BA (Hons)

2018 entry

Our new Music Production course based at the Epsom campus is part of our ever-evolving portfolio of innovative and ground-breaking music courses.

The music industry is one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports and as it continues to grow within the digital and online spheres there is a greater demand for graduates who have a deeper understanding of digital production. Epsom’s close proximity to London means that the UK’s music scene will be on your doorstep, helping you to develop an invaluable network of industry contacts. 

Our Music Production course will strengthen your knowledge of the music industries and give you the confidence to shape live and recorded music outputs. You’ll learn to communicate with bands, artists, music marketing and management companies, whilst developing compositional abilities and sound mixing skills and an understanding of the underlying principles of acoustics.

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Length of study:

Three years full-time


September 2018


UCA Epsom

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Course overview:

Studying areas such as music and popular culture, festival theory, studio skills, culture music and identity, and performance, production and industry, you’ll have the chance to learn from a variety of perspectives, developing a global understanding of the industry.

There will also be opportunities to collaborate with other courses at Epsom, like Music Journalism, Music Marketing & Promotion, and Fashion, Promotion & Imaging.

Throughout the course you’ll progress as a creative critical thinker, giving you the confidence to experiment with and challenge existing music cultures. There will be a variety of live projects, collaborations, work placements, networking and engagement with industry professionals which will give you a range of skills that can provide a springboard into a range of creative industries.

With such transferable skills, you can look to progress into a wide variety of career paths within the music industry such as a composer, arranger, producer, DJ or a sound engineer/mixer who wants to explore the contemporary music scene.

Course content - 2018 entry

In the first year, you'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Introduction to Music Production

  • Studio Skills 1

  • Music and Popular Culture

  • Theories of Music and Media Production and Auditory Culture

The second year focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Studio Skills 2

  • Performance, Production & Industry

  • Production Project & Work Experience

  • Culture Music & Identity/Live mix: Performance and Festival Theory

  • Study Abroad with Host Institution

The third year will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final major project and a written dissertation.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Professional Planning

  • Dissertation

  • Practical Project and project report

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

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International study

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How to apply - 2018 entry

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Entry requirements - 2018 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades -  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.

Your portfolio

We may invite you to attend an Applicant Day and bring along your work for assessment.

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