BA (Hons) Music Production (Top-Up)

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Study BA (Hons) Music Production (Top-Up) at Leeds Conservatoire

Gain the skills and experience to become a sophisticated music producer, with the freedom to express yourself musically in any genre.

 

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • UCAS Code: W304 - Apply through UCAS - Institution Code: L30
  • Study Mode: Full time
  • Validated By: University of Hull

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Course Overview

World-class facilities

We have six industry-standard recording studios and
seven mixing rooms. Our six Apple Mac Labs are equipped with over 100 high-specification iMacs, MIDI keyboards and audio interfaces, as well as industry standard software such as Logic Pro X, Pro Tools and Ableton Live. There are numerous composition, rehearsal and performance spaces. All of these facilities are open until late during term-time, giving you a dedicated, flexible environment in which to develop your recording and producing skills.

Industry links

Each year, a number of industry professionals deliver masterclasses to our students. Recent sessions have been given by Andrew Scheps, Grammy Award winning Mix Engineer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Adele, Ziggy Marley); Glen Scott, Producer, Composer, Musician, Artist, Engineer (James Morrison, Mary J Blige, James Blunt, Craig David, Backstreet Boys); Warren Huart, Producer Aerosmith, James Blunt, Korn); Mike Spencer, Producer (Rudimental, Emeli Sande, Newton Faulkner); Olga Fitzroy (award-winning recording engineer with Foo Fighters and Coldplay).

Visits from labels and management can provide you with the opportunity to respond to live publishers’ briefs and audition your material in front of industry contacts – a great networking opportunity which can result in getting published.

Pioneering approach

Our pioneering Augmented Reality app is the first ever to be used on a Production course. The app allows you to use a smartphone or tablet to access an interactive tutorial on our Audient sound mixing desks, giving you access to support and guidance outside of teaching sessions.

A Community of Musicians

Only at Leeds Conservatoire will you get the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians from a variety of genres and with a multitude of specialisms. As a producer you’ll be in demand amongst our community of over 1,200 musicians, allowing you to build a portfolio of experience and establish your professional career long before you graduate.

Career destinations

Graduates from Music Production degrees at Leeds Conservatoire have gone on to a wide variety of careers including Recording Artists, Sound Designers, Broadcasters, Producers, and Film Composers. Find out more in our Alumni section.

This BA (Hons) Music (Production) is Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) accredited, meaning that it has been recognised as meeting industry needs.

James accredited course

What you will study

The BA (Hons) Music (Production) Top-Up modules focus on developing you as a professional producer through small group work and individual production projects/portfolios. The professional studies strand will develop your core business skills, and other optional modules will introduce additional cross-genre capabilities. See our module specifications page for detailed module specification documents.


 

Specialist Study 3

Working one-to-one with an allocated supervisor, you will create a proposal for a high-level, industry-standard production project that you will independently produce from start to completion.

Final Project

This module is designed to offer students flexibility in their final year by providing opportunity to delve deeper into a specialism specific to their course and interests.

Contextual Studies 3

You will study one of the below options: 

  • Computer-Based Composition
  • Software Environments for Performance & Sound Creation
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Composition and Production for Film and TV
  • Music and the Body (Subject to Approval)
  • Extended Improvisation
  • Intercultural Music
  • Emerging Music Models
  • Politics and Art
Professional Studies 3

You will study one of the below options:

  • Live Music Management
  • Community Music Project
  • Music Journalism
  • Business Leadership & Ethics
  • Film Music: Aesthetics & Narrative Function

These module specifications are for applicants choosing to start their course in the 2020/21 academic year. In compliance with University of Hull regulations, the conservatoire retains the right to make minor amendments and improvements to course, programme and module content year on year. This may result in minor changes to these specifications by September 2020.

Alex Carrie - Alumni

Alumni Profile

Alex Carrie

Course Studied: BA (Hons) Music (Production)
Year of Graduation: 2015

Alex Carrie graduated in 2015, and with his band KRRUM was signed to label 37 Adventures just as they finished their study at Leeds Conservatoire.

Top Career Highlights:

  • Over 5 million plays for track 'Evil Twin' on Spotify
  • Performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend, Lovebox and Pitchfork Paris festivals
  • Track 'Evil Twin' featuring on an Apple Watch 2 advert

 

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Course Tutors

Craig Golding
Craig GoldingProgramme Leader: Music Production

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Production)

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Sally Rodgers
Dr Sally RodgersSenior Lecturer: Business

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Business), BA (Hons) Music (Production)

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Bhupinder Chaggar
Bhupinder Singh ChaggarCurriculum Manager: Music Production

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Production)

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Entry requirements, fees & applying

Course Facts

Course Type: Undergraduate, Single Honours (Top Up)
Duration: 1 year
Study Mode: Full Time
Start date: September 2021
Validated by: University of Hull

Course Key Information Document 2021/22

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements:

Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in a relevant subject.

At least 3 GCSEs Grade C or above including English Language IELTS for UKVI (Academic) with a score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) where the applicant's first language is not English.

Portfolio Information

UK applicants to certain courses at Leeds Conservatoire will need to audition, interview or submit a portfolio of work.

If you are offered the chance to submit a portfolio we will send you details of how to submit your materials once we have received your application. Please note that owing to current social distancing guidelines, we are asking all applicants to submit materials online this year, rather than attend in-person events.

Find more information and course-specific  audition guides for UK applicants and International Applicants.

How To Apply

Apply via: UCAS
UCAS Code: W304
UCAS Institution Code: L30

Read our step-by-step application guide

Fees & Funding
International Applicants

If you are an international applicant, visit our dedicated International section of the website for information on:

  • How To Apply
  • Auditions
  • International Entry Requirements
  • Fees & Funding
Facilities

Our Production students have access to 13 recording and mixing studios, equipped with Audient, SSL and Neve equipment, and Logic and Pro Tools recording software, including one with 5.1 surround sound setup and an HD projector, making it perfect for cueing up your sound effects and music with film footage.

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