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BA (Hons)Music Production

Tuition fee £7,250 per year
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Overview

The BA (Hons) in Music Production degree at BIMM Bristol is a specialist vocational course designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as producer, sound engineer, film and television composer and computer music designer.

The course uniquely combines the creative applications and theory of music technologies with a rigorous and critical examination of the music industry. You’ll learn creative and technical music production processes across a wide range of contexts, including traditional studio recording, electronic music composition/performance, composing for moving image and immersive environments. You’ll gain a thorough grounding of the context of contemporary music and the industry that supports it, as well as learning the personal/project management skills and business acumen required for a successful career in music production.

You’ll benefit from Bristol’s internationally famous, vibrant and diverse music scene, with hands-on learning and work in industry-standard production facilities across the city, including J & J and Multiverse Studios, who between them have recorded platinum-selling artists, produced music for Hollywood film trailers, and mixed and mastered chart-topping UK dance music. You’ll also be invited to our monthly production event at Idle Hands record shop where you can socialise and network with well-known producers, managers and label owners who’ll be on-hand to offer feedback on your tracks.

The course is taught in a creative environment where you’ll collaborate on an ongoing basis with fellow aspiring musicians, and will be guided by your expert tutors, every one of them still active in the contemporary music business.

Programme structure

YEAR 1

All students take the following modules in their first year of study. Module names and structure may be subject to change.

AUDIO THEORY & ACOUSTICS
COMPUTER MUSIC PRODUCTION 1
CREATIVE SOUND STUDIES
STUDIO ENGINEERING
MIXING & ARRANGEMENT
MUSIC BUSINESS

YEAR 2

All students take the following modules in their second year of study. 5 mandatory modules and 1 optional module. Module names and structure may be subject to change.

MUSIC PRODUCTION IN CONTEXT
MUSIC & SOUND FOR THE MOVING IMAGE
SOUND STUDIO PRODUCTION
COMPUTER MUSIC PRODUCTION 2
MUSIC PRODUCTION INDUSTRY
COMPUTER MUSIC PERFORMANCE (OPTIONAL)
LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION (OPTIONAL)

YEAR 3

All students take the following modules in their third year of study. 3 mandatory modules and 2 optional modules (1 from Group A and 1 from Group B). Module names and structure may be subject to change.

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
PRODUCTION PROJECT (DOUBLE CREDIT MODULE)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER MUSIC DESIGN (OPTIONAL MODULE A)
SOUND & MUSIC FOR GAMES (OPTIONAL MODULE A)
IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS (OPTIONAL MODULE B)
VIDEO & MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION (OPTIONAL MODULE B)

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as producer, DJ, sound engineer, film and television composer and computer music designer, or they can continue their study with a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching at BIMM Brighton or a Masters Degree.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States