UCAS code WJ39
About the course
This exciting course, taught at City College Brighton and Hove, enables students who have a foundation degree or higher national programme in music to top-up their qualification to an honours degrees.
Creative Music Production is aimed at students who already have some technical expertise in the recording studio environment, and in computer-based music production.
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to be flexible and innovative in your music making. You will examine what music is today, its cultural value and how it is consumed. You will also demonstrate your ability to work as a creative and self-critical music maker through a major final project and dissertation.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
or an equivalent 240-credit award in a relevant subject area.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.
Applicants without the specified minimum requirements (for example a foundation degree in an unrelated subject) may be assessed on either their other relevant academic qualifications or relevant professional or work-related experience. Attendance at interview is mandatory, and applicants are expected to show proficiency in the use of music production software and techniques, and to demonstrate their ability to study at honours degree level.
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The course is full-time, with an average of 10 hours contact per week. You will work independently on the dissertation and project throughout the year.
Areas of study
The final project enables you to create, produce and reflect on a piece of music, score or soundscape focusing on a specific area of music production or music industry-related practices. The dissertation develops creative and research skills, and an understanding of theoretical debates in the subject.
There are two taught modules, Music and Media, and Broadcast Post Production. A particular focus is the integration of new media design technologies in performance, and the use of audio in existing and emerging audio platforms. You will be encouraged to explore human multimedia interface design highlighting and creating emotional and other forms of meaning through artistic conceptions.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
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By the time students graduate they will have identified their specialist field in the music industry and be able to continue developing and working in this role either through starting their own business or through employment. Students will have a strong understanding of the current music industry climate and the possibilities within it. Actual career paths might include:
- sound designer
- sound multi-media design
- record label
- sound consultant.
Graduates are also equipped to progress their studies to postgraduate level.
This course is indirectly funded by the University of Brighton. This means that you will be taught at City College Brighton and Hove and have access to all the facllities and support the college offers.
You will also have access to student services and support offered by the University of Brighton, including: sports and learning facilities on all campuses; membership of student societies and sports teams; student advice services and financial support including income-related bursaries and university scholarships.