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Independent Music Production BA (Hons)

York St John University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you want to learn to write, produce, market and release your own music, this practical course is for you. You might be a singer-songwriter, a band member, or a solo musician. Whichever style you love, we can help you gain the expertise and experience to succeed. Explore your artistic identity and define your place in the music world. Master advanced sound engineering techniques and software processes to realise your musical ideas. Learn new ways to manage, promote and sell your music as an independent artist without signing to a label.This course is your chance to be your own producer. Prepare to write, produce and sell music you have created and performed. Our course allows you to build your portfolio and immerse yourself in the music industry. Developments in digital technology have created new opportunities for musicians. We will help you master these technologies and engage with these opportunities so you can succeed.During your time with us, you will:Write and arrange tracks to explore and develop your artistic identityCapture and process sound using advanced production techniquesLearn advanced studio recording techniques with a developed understanding of acousticsSequence and synthesize sounds and beats using different digital technologiesLearn the practical business skills needed to establish and market your musicBecome confident in handling contracts, copyright, sync rights and product promotion.Alongside the practical element of this degree, you will advance your theoretical understanding of music production. Through lectures you will contribute to current debates around production. This could involve examining modern distribution platforms, the history of production, music in film and much more.When you study with us you benefit from professional experience with artists and clients. You will work on projects with professional producers from the creative industries. You will take part in masterclasses and workshops with high profile music industry guests. There are opportunities to visit professional recording studios, including a working visit to Abbey Road studios in your final year.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    93 43%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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