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Music and Sound Production, BA Hons

Open your ears to a range of musical worlds, from music production to sound design in film, TV, music and games. Creativity is at the heart of this degree course.

Informed by industry partners, this course is built and taught by leading experts from the University’s Centre for Sound-Image. The course is designed to wrap around individuals’ interests with students creating their own focus within each module.

Through practical work, the course develops your creative voice and builds your technical skills in sound and music production, enabling you to pursue a career across music industries.

Those studying on this course may graduate to work as a composer, sound artist, music producer, sound designer for Films, Games and TV, community music practitioner, facilitator and much more.

Throughout your study you will have access to a range of facilities, including sound studios, film & TV studios, theatre, editing labs and workshop spaces and you can read more about some of these on the page below.

This degree is assessed 70% through practice and 30% through written work.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

W370 G BA/MSP

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • Build your skills in audio engineering, post-production, composition, sound editing, mixing and mastering, sound design and game audio
  • Become industry-ready, able to meet the demands of a diverse, dynamic and evolving creative industry
  • Take advantage of a practice-focussed degree and learn from award-winning, world-leading experts in the fields of music and sound
  • Immerse yourself in sector-leading sound laboratories
  • This course at the University of Greenwich is Industry Accredited by JAMES representing APRS, MPG and associate industry bodies

Some ace Sound facilities


Read more about our range of great spaces and equipment for Sound and Music students!

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Our core teaching team comprises academics, composers and industry professionals - experts in their fields - who all produce world-leading research in this diverse and interdisciplinary area. To find out more about our experts from the Centre of Sound and Image, visit: www.gre.ac.uk/research/sound-image

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Entry requirements

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Qualifications

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

This course will run for the first time from September 2023 so we are unable to give an indication of class sizes.

Independent learning

Students are required to undertake independent learning throughout the degree course. Tasks will include regular set reading and research activities, as well as independent work on practical tasks in our studios, such as composition, sound editing, mixing and mastering.

Overall workload

Students will undertake four 30-credit modules per year in Years 1 and 2. Each module will run across one term. In Year 3, students will undertake two 30-credit modules in Term A, followed by the Creative Portfolio 60-credit module in Term B. Each module consists of 300 hours of work, divided between contact hours and independent study.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A
International £17,000 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Equipment: Although they are not essential to study the course, we do recommend the purchase of a pair of professional studio headphones and a portable external hard drive which you can use to store backups and transfer your work between workstations. It is worth investing seriously in these items as both will be invaluable to you in years to come, through your time at the university and beyond into professional practice. Students must wait until they join the course before considering purchasing either item as course staff will be able to make recommendations on products.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

In the third year of study, students will undertake the ‘Music and Media Industry Placement’ 30-credit module. This module allows students to undertake work-based learning in a professional setting related to their course of study. Students will complete a work placement (of 100 hours), alongside regular tutorials and lectures. Many placements are found through our network of industry contacts, and students are supported in securing these.

How long is my placement?

The ‘Music and Media Industry Placement’ module requires students to complete a work placement of 100 hours.

What are the financial arrangements?

Work placement modules are normally unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will equip students with the skills and abilities required to enter various creative media industries, including music, film, theatre and games. Possible roles for graduates might include: studio engineering; radio and television work; professional performance; teaching; video and film sound editing; live sound engineering; record production; film and video music composition; sound effects; sound production for exhibitions and events.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

More about careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a student in the School, you will be a member of a wider creative community. Each year we run a graduate show where our final year students can showcase their best work.

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