MA Music Production.

Don't let your skills go unrecorded. Our Masters in Music Production will provide you with the skills to realise your musical goals and produce the very best recordings possible. 

Masters in Music Production: Rachel K Collier


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Through both a practical and theoretical perspective, our Masters in Music Production will enhance your existing skills and knowledge of the various elements of music production and composition. Research, project management and employability are all principal elements, with modules designed to test your creative abilities and push your innovative practice to new levels.

You will facilitate the production and archive of a body of work according to a defined area of research and personal interest, incorporating professional standard sound recordings.  You will explore and apply key practical and theoretical tools to advance project goals and personal development.

Key info

  • Qualification: MA Music Production
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Start date: 18 September 2023
  • Fees: TBC
  • Entry Requirements: Higher second-class Bachelor degree. Find out more

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Features and Benefits

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Freedom to explore your individual interests

Through expert supervision and guidance, you’ll hone in on a research topic that is bespoke to your own creative interests and intellectual curiosities. You’ll have the autonomy to choose a research topic that best suits your goals.

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Unrivalled studio access

You’ll benefit from a variety of studio facilities, ensuring you gain a broad understanding of their different configurations and resources to help expand your musical output.

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Relaxed and nurturing environment

You’ll build strong working relationships with your tutors, studio technicians and peers. We understand that in order for your creativity to flourish, you need to feel supported and at ease in the studios. Our community is welcoming and kind, helping you feel at home from day one.

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One-to-one mentorship

We’ll keep your class sizes small so that you benefit from tuition shaped around your interests. It’s vital that you have the space to explore and experiment, and receive one-to-one guidance from expert tutors – all with years of experience in the industry.

Course details

The course module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course to study.

Year 1

Through the production of a relevant portfolio, this module will highlight various employment opportunities in the creative industries, helping you to forge a clear career path.

Assessment: Professional portfolio with written evaluation.

With complete freedom to choose a specialism within your own areas of interest, you’ll identify an individual research pathway. We’ll help you apply effective research skills and develop your critical analysis to help prepare you for your final project.

Assessment: Written research design for the subsequent Masters Project.

In the final stages of your course you’ll complete a large-scale final project. This extended project will test your ability to identify a research topic, to carry out the necessary research, to synthesize and analyse the theoretical and practical skills, and to present your findings in a clear archive. It can take a variety of forms; from a dissertation to a portfolio of productions.

Assessment: Proposal, negotiated production portfolio and evaluative viva voce.

Through this module, you’ll produce professional-standard recordings using appropriate mix techniques and technologies. You’ll deliver a mastered recording project to the highest standard following a client brief. You’ll master specific software packages and develop your unique approach to mixing in both digital and analogue environments, developing a clearly identifiable, unique sound.

Assessment: Portfolio of practical work and written technical report.

Teaching and learning

Teaching takes place in a variety of formats including lectures, workshops, demonstrations, peer reviews and one-to-one tutorial support. Our aim throughout is to encourage your creative exploration and hone your technical  skills, all so you’ll leave us as a confident, independent professional.

What careers will a Masters in Music Production prepare me for?

  • ADR Mixer
  • Artist
  • Audio Director
  • Audio Editor
  • Audio-Visual Technician
  • Composer
  • Compositior for Moving Image
  • Digital Content Creator
  • DIY Label Manager
  • DJ
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • Educator
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Music Editor
  • Music Producer
  • Music Production Coordinator
  • Radio DJ
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Studio Manager
  • Remixer
  • Songwriter
  • Sound Artist
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Studio Engineer

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Entry requirements

  • Higher second-class Bachelor degree preferred
  • Lower-class degrees are also considered

Applicants are welcome with qualifications in subjects other than music production but are required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the various processes within music production, music technology and/or sound engineering. Non-native English speakers require IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5.

Fees and funding

  • TBC
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How to apply

We are not yet accepting applications for this course. Please get in touch to register your interest.

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