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Songwriting and Music Production

ThinkSpace Education

12 months
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9750 GBP/year
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About

This course covers core topics such as music production skills, songwriting and composition, music in context, and elective modules that will give you key lyric writing tips and training as well as a vast collection of genre specific tutorials.Tailor the course to your needs, define your own pathway, and finish your studies primed to launch your own career in songwriting and music production.

Overview

The course consists of four core modules, two electives and a final major project or dissertation. The whole course lasts 12 months full-time or 24 or 36 months part time. It works around your life so you can swap between schedules each semester.The course is designed to do two main things:

  • To raise the creative and technical quality of your songs or music to a professional, commercial level. Whether its mixing and mastering, structuring your music or the practical everyday application of advanced music theory, we will help you will maximise your creative and commercial potential.
  • We will also give you the ability to become more critically self-aware of the strengths and weaknesses of your own music, to collaborate with and exchange constructive criticism with other musicians, composers and songwriters.

We call this process reflect and refresh, a cycle of innovation and constant improvement that is familiar to all at the forefront of the industry. The course is genre agnostic. We support musicians from a wide range of musical fields. They are united both by a common goal and by the fact that they all use technology in some way to make music.

You will start by creating a personal development plan, based on detailed feedback from our team of professional mentors. You will end your course with an impressive portfolio that shows what you are capable of achieving.

We are delighted to welcome some amazingly talented front line professionals to the ThinkSpace team. We only invite people right at the forefront of the profession, both seasoned* award winning legends and new faces breaking through right now. This combination gives you the experience and insight that comes with exceptional achievement and the fresh knowledge of what it takes to make a new career*.

Accreditation

On successful conclusion of your course, you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chichester. All UK degrees, including those of the University of Chichester, are recognised worldwide. The qualification is fully accredited in the UK and subject to regular quality control, review and external invigilation to ensure the highest academic standards are maintained.

Programme Structure

Core modules on this core include:
  • Songwriting and Composition: New Horizons
  • Music Production: Sound and Texture
  • Mixing, Mastering and Collaboration
  • Music in Context
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Final Major Project or Dissertation
For both Elective modules, you will select one of:
  • EDM and Remix Masterclass
  • Lyric Writing Masterclass
  • Hip Hop and RnB Masterclass
  • Rock and Metal Masterclass
  • Country Music Masterclass
  • Adventures in Experimental Music
  • Music for Worship
  • Advanced Music Promotion
  • Making Money from Music

Audience

This course is for anyone looking to build a career as a contemporary musician. Those with production music, as well a singer-songwriter, backgrounds are welcome. This course has the flexibility needed for a contemporary music course to address your individual needs and build an artist portfolio you are proud of.

Lecturers

We are delighted to welcome some amazingly talented front line professionals to the ThinkSpace team. We only invite people right at the forefront of the profession, both seasoned award winning legends and new faces breaking through right now. This combination gives you the experience and insight that comes with exceptional achievement and the fresh knowledge of what it takes to make a new career.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Your main application must be in by the 1st of the month before your start date. Any supporting portfolio and documentation can be handed in 2 weeks later.

Credits

180 alternative credits

You will mostly be graded on your practical ability. All assignments come with written write-ups where you will detail your approach. Each module will have at least one 'Formative' assignment, which is considered research and practice for the final 'Summative' assignment, which will be your final grade for that module. All Summative assignments are marked at least twice.

Delivered

Online
  • Fully structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any subject. A limited number of places are available for non-degree holders (see the ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ section). We assume that completion of an undergraduate degree shows the applicant has the required level of academic ability to complete the course. Where applicants have been out of education for some time or come from a very different discipline, we can provide additional support through one to one tutorials during their course.

Technological requirements

Students will need a relatively capable computer (Mac or PC). It will need to be able to run your DAW as well as have strong audio/MIDI recording capabilities. We typically recommend absolutely no less than a quad-core processor with 8-16GB of RAM.

You will also need monitoring headphones or speakers. We also recommend an external audio interface and a MIDI keyboard.

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.

All students are quoted in GBP. All invoices are through the payment provider 'Flywire'. This allows you to pay the full fee in your home currency.

Funding

For UK students, you may be eligible for government student loans to pay for your course fees, maintenance and additional equipment. This amount is paid directly to you by the Student Loan Company.We try to provide exceptional value to all students both in the UK and the rest of the world. Our fee structure is extremely competitive and, as such, does not allow us as much room for bursaries or scholarships as some providers. However, on occasion, we do award part scholarships to exceptionally talented applicants, particularly those from disadvantaged or under-represented groups, to help them fulfil their potential.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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