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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

Make your mark in the music industry with Staffordshire University. With our Music Production MA, you will develop your creative and existing production skills and prepare for a career in music and sound production.

Music production not only involves being able to record, mix and edit music in a variety of different genres and situations. It also involves composition and arranging, an ability to work in different software environments, and an understanding of the relationships between music, sound and other media.

We aim to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to become employable after graduation, taught by experienced staff that are active in the music industry. You’ll have the chance to combine your creation of musical elements with practical industry skills and experience, and showcase them within the University.

Not only that, with us you’ll have the opportunity to create masterpieces using our world-class recording facilities. These include five interconnected recording studios with well-equipped live rooms, a Pro Tools HDX system and an SSL AWS 900 mixing desk. We also have two Mac labs and a mastering room.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Music Production.

Work placements

A work placement module is offered as an option in both the first and second semester.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, class tests, presentations or portfolios.

Careers

After completing the Music Production MA, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Record/music producer
  • Sound designer
  • Songwriter
  • Sound mixer
  • Recording studio manager
  • Composer

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed to study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    116 54%

    55th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    60th

    40

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