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Music Production, M.A.

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  • 13 months
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University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The Music Production course offered by Staffordshire University gives students the opportunity to develop their existing creative music production skills using our experienced staff and world-class facilities as resources. 
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Overview

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.

The Music Production course from Staffordshire University aims 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.

Graduate destinations

Just some of the routes taken by our students after graduating:

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

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Audio Visual Composition and Performance
  • Creative Music Software Design
  • Ma Project: Music
  • Modern Composition in Context
  • Negotiated Study: Music
  • Performance Practices
  • Research Methods for Music
  • Advanced Recording Techniques
  • Applied Acoustics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. 
  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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