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BA (Hons)

Music Production & Performance

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Explore the world of professional music, with a course that balances vocation and vision – offering both career-ready technical skills and the freedom to explore your own creativity.

This is a course with creativity, innovation and excellence at its core. From the state-of-the-art facilities to an expert team of supportive staff, we boast everything you need to explore, discover and develop new techniques in music production and performance.

Throughout the course, you’ll tackle a range of independent, collaborative and client-based projects to help you develop your vision and artistry. While it’s a route for creative students, it’s also rooted in the real world. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard kit, gain vital technical skills, learn about careers in the industry and pull together a career-boosting portfolio.

Along the way, you’ll cultivate your understanding in areas of composition, songwriting, production, sound design and performance – to name just a few. By the time you graduate, you’ll leave us prepared to take your first steps in the dynamic music industry.

Why study with us

  • A mix of real-world experience and expert guidance will build your understanding across various genres, releasing your creativity in the studio and on the stage.
  • Meet professional musicians, producers and marketers at our networking event, where you could gain a valuable work placement.
  • You will have access to the Media Factory, which is home to state-of-the-art recording studios with the standard live room/control room configuration.

Discover cJAM Performance, our networking event for students

What you'll do

  • You can join our Recordings Group, a modern-day record label and music organisation designed to give you a taste of the real world of today’s music industry.
  • We offer the opportunity of working with The Global Sound Movement, sampling the sounds of hand-built instruments around the world – from Uganda to Bali.
  • You’ll learn from industry professionals with extensive experience and diverse expertise – offering academic support, practical tuition and masterclasses in industry-standard techniques.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is industry accredited by JAMES and makes full use of broadcast standard production equipment and studios. JAMES is a consortium of music, entertainment and media industry organisations collaborating in the support of education and promotion of excellence.

Future careers

Our Music Production and Performance BA (Hons) degree offers a blend of creative freedom, technical ability and practical experience – a solid foundation for pursuing a future in music.

This is a course designed to prepare you for the real-life challenges and opportunities of the music industry. Career development is a central aspect of the programme – it’s even one of the modules you’ll study each year. So, as part of your degree, you’ll build a profile online, tackle a live client brief and learn about professional preparation.

In your last year with us, you’ll have the chance to attend our cJAM event, offering a wealth of opportunities to learn more about careers across the creative industries, along with the chance to develop your professional network. With a skills-focused speed-dating-style event, you can meet up to 30 industry professionals looking for a student like you to work on a placement – it’s your chance to impress.

By the time you leave us, you should be well on the way along your career path – whether it leads to a role as an artist, performer, session musician, composer, sound designer, engineer or producer. You’ll also find some of our graduates passing on what they’ve learned by working in education, both as teachers and technicians.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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