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Electronic Music Production BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Does experimenting with sound recordings and music interest you? Electronic Music Production covers both essential and advanced production and composition techniques.You will explore new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software. Develop your skills and understanding in this area, whilst bringing your ideas to life from demo to final output. Try your hand in everything from arranging to producing using our state-of-the-art facilities, such as audio suites.**Why study this subject?**​​​​​​The UK music industry contributed £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) and employed an estimated 315,000 people in music, performing and visual arts (DCMS 2020).From music producer to producing sound for film, apps and games, to artist, writer or programmer, electronic music production opens up a variety of opportunities in the industry.You can combine your creativity and skills with the best equipment, teaching and hands on experience to follow your passion for a career in music.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**BNU has been offering degrees in the music industry for 25 years, making us pioneers in the UK for this area. So, if you have an interest in electronic music production, and in particular a focus on DJ and live electronics performance technologies, BNU is the place for you.Thanks to the broad range of creative courses here at BNU, the potential for cross-course interaction is vast. During your degree you will have the opportunity to work with Performing Arts students, and Film, TV and Animation students for a range of creative content creation.**What facilities can I use?**You’ll record and produce audio in the Sennheiser Sound Lab. Our main studio has been fully equipped by our partners, Sennheiser, a world leading production supplier. We have other top-quality suppliers, including Midas, Focusrite, Novation and AC Lighting, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business.**What will I study?**During your time studying on this degree, content will cover both essential and advanced production and composition techniques. You will explore new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software.You will also be provided with the opportunity to experiment with DJ and live electronic performance technologies, and a chance to develop your own production skillsets in synthesis and signal processing techniques, as well as refining your knowledge in recording, sampling and mixing audio.**How will I be taught and assessed?**Teaching on this course will involve a substantial component of small-group teaching, meaning you will receive a personalised and hands-on education. Much of the teaching is an interactive process, with students, professional practitioner-teachers and academics gaining mutual benefit within a research and professional informed environment. The interaction between teaching, research and scholarship is a key element of our course.You will also learn from a number of guest lecturers which are made up of individuals who work within the music industry in various guises. Practically speaking, on the course you will learn in our industry standard audio suites and make extensive use of all the equipment during your time here.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 87

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    82 40%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%


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