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MA Music Production
MA Music Production

MA Music Production

  • ID:UY440438
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Music or another relevant discipline. We will also consider unrelated first degrees provided you can demonstrate a good grasp of music theory and some practical ability in music making.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 6.0, minimum 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 169, minimum 169 in writing and 162 in all other components

  • Duolingo, 100, minimum 100 in Production and 90 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 55, minimum 55 in writing and 51 in all other components

  • TOEFL, 79, minimum 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

  • Trinity ISE III, Pass in all components

Course Information

Whether you are an electronic/computer-based composer or an early music specialist who wants to make the very best recordings, this course will provide you with the intellectual and practical skills to realise your goals.

Recordings and productions are the dominant way of engaging with music of all types. This programme explores the skills and knowledge relevant to this important musical activity, as well as understanding how it affects music more broadly.

You'll study practical, theoretical and analytical aspects of the creation, perception and reception of audio productions. You'll take an interdisciplinary approach, examining how creative studio practice is informed by science and engineering (acoustics, psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, signal processing) as well as composition, performance and musicology.

The course combines a very broad view of the techniques and applications of production for audio media with the subsequent development of more tightly focused individual skills and scholarship. You'll encounter a range of possible projects, from the creation of entirely synthetic material using computer-based techniques to the successful capture of acoustic performances, as well as the restoration and reconstruction of existing audio heritage.

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Core modules

Your core modules will cover topics such as:

  • Music as Audio

  • Audio Signals

  • Production Techniques, Technologies and Aesthetics

  • Musicology of Production

  • Music Perception and Critical Listening

  • Production portfolio

  • Engaging with Research

The Music Perception and Critical Listening module is delivered by the Department of Electronic Engineering and is shared with students on its MSc in Audio and Music Technology.

Students on that programme also have the option of attending the Production Techniques, Technologies and Aesthetics module, giving you an excellent opportunity to work with peers from different disciplines and understand different perspectives.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Music teacher

  • Music editor

  • Studio assistant

  • Music producer

  • Audio engineer

  • Freelance musician (teaching and performing)

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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