Songwriting and Production, M.A. | University of South Wales | Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Songwriting and Production course from University of South Wales is delivered in the context of a thriving contemporary music and cultural scene in Wales. This innovative Songwriting and Production programme will inspire you to develop your own artistic voice, and make serious connections within the world of songwriting. 

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This Songwriting and Production course from University of South Wales is based at USW’s purpose-built campus, in the creative centre of Cardiff.

As well as offering numerous opportunities for collaboration, the course embraces the DIY philosophy of being able to fully produce your own original songs.

Designed for those interested in songcraft and studio production, you’ll learn a range of traditional and contemporary songwriting approaches, and have access to our well-equipped studios, rehearsal and writing rooms. 

Your major project is reviewed and judged by an industry panel that includes our course ambassador, Gruff Owen CEO of Libertino Records. 


In addition to working professionally as a songwriter or in song production, potential careers for graduates of this course could include working as facilitators in community and arts outreach activities, as educators in formal teaching settings, and as practitioners such as performers, producers and writers.

There are also opportunities as researchers, administrators/managers of organisations, festivals and music events, or within music journalism and publishing, A & R, radio, freelance production, music promotion, or as part of other media production teams such as advertising, event management and games.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Songwriting: Skills and Strategies
  • Songwriting: Creative Co-writing
  • Digital Music Production
  • Recording
  • Performance: Practice and Presentation
  • Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Getting Down to Business: Songwriting and the Music Industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in music or other related arts subjects.
  • Applications are also welcomed from those with other equivalent qualifications, or those with significant prior practical/professional experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time UK:  £1030 per 20 credits

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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