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Music Production and Performance 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

The key aims of the course are to develop a wide range of music production and performance skills, making use of technologies to compose, perform, record and produce original music. This will lead to a substantial portfolio of original work in performance, composition and production.Throughout the course you'll develop your problem solving, listening and research skills and in turn you can direct these entrepreneurial abilities towards a productive freelance future.**Why study this subject?**Considering a career as a music producer, performer, composer, researcher or educator?By combining music production and performance you'll give yourself a unique blend of skills, opening up numerous career opportunities within the music industry. With the UK music industry alone contributing £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) there has never been a better time to follow your passion.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**BNU pioneered Music Business and Management degrees over 20 years ago. Studying with us means you'll be associated with our highly regarded teaching programme and you'll benefit from learning with a leading team of expert lecturers. Our teaching staff have a wealth of professional and academic experience, with many still actively working in the music industry.At the heart of this course is a commitment to preparing you for work in areas like studio-based music production, live sound, composition, performance and music-related entrepreneurial ventures. The course offers a vibrant, innovative and engaging curriculum that delivers work-ready graduates who'll be equipped to compete in the national and international employment marketplace.**What facilities can I use?**We have extensive and advanced industry standard recording facilities at BNU, including three recording studios with separate vocal booths and live rooms, as well as three professional edit suites.The course builds on existing department strengths and partnerships, including relationships with impressive industry names like Sennheiser and Focusrite.**What will I study?** This course will help you to develop many of the skills required by the creative industries, preparing you for life in music environments, such as studio-based music production, live sound, composition, performance and music related entrepreneurial ventures.On completion of this course you'll be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in the use of music equipment and technology. Moreover, you'll have the intellectual curiosity and potential for continued artistic and creative development. These attributes will be demonstrated through your leadership, listening, critical reflection, teamwork, and organisational skills.**What are my career prospects?**By integrating studies in creative music practice, critical listening and audio production our BA (Hons) Music Production and Performance course will help you to understand the connections between these different activities and how they can be integrated into future careers as producers, performers, composers, researchers or educators.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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

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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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