BA (Hons) Digital Music- Popular Music Production Foundation Year (W301)




Southampton Solent University

BA (Hons) Digital Music- Popular Music Production Foundation Year

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Średnia z matury ze wszystkich przedmiotów na poziomie podstawowym i rozszerzonym 50% 50%
Z matury z jednego przedmiotu rozszerzonego - 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -

About the course

BA (Hons) Digital Music is an innovative and unique course that focuses on the production of contemporary dance music such as house, drum’n’bass, trance, techno, bassline, grime, hip-hop, electronica, and DJing. As a student, you’ll learn to take your production skills to a high professional level so that you can release your music through labels, or perform live for audiences at clubs and festivals.

You’ll also learn how to apply these production skills to the film and games industries, thereby widening your employment opportunities.

Under the guidance of practising producers, composers, musicians and DJs you’ll study digital music composition; production; sound design; audio engineering; sound editing; music and sound design for film and games; digital DJing and the live performance of digital music.

Southampton Solent University’s BA (Hons) Digital Music course offers students the chance to develop their digital music production skills and apply them in a range of relevant contexts. Whether they are hoping to build a career creating sound effects for games and animations, producing songs and mixes for live performance or working with directors to score films and TV programmes, this course offers students the broad range of skills required to succeed.

Learners build these skills through regular use of industry-standard hardware. Available hardware includes:

  • five recording studios and four mix workstations, all equipped with Pro|Tools HD and NI Komplete,
  • three ICON DCommand worksurfaces,
  • an analog studio with Audient ASP8024,
  • outboards by Neve, Lexicon and Universal Audio,
  • microphones by Neumann, AKG, Coles, Rode,
  • plug-ins by Waves, McDSP, Sonnox,
  • Yamaha M7 and LS9 digital live mixers,
  • and a Music Technology Lab with 25 Apple Macs, Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius.

Students are able to tailor this course to their own interests through optional projects and units in the second and third years. These units can help to inform future careers and ensure that technical skills are underpinned by a solid understanding of the wider music industry.


What does this course lead to?

Course graduates have gone on to a variety of roles, including trainee assistant sound editor, composer/electronic music producer, mastering engineer and post-production sound editor.

Who is this course for?

This digital music programme is geared towards students who want to perfect their production, composition, and sound design skills. Graduates will learn studio and live production skills, as well as skills that can be used in the production of sounds for film, TV and games.

Modular structure

Year one:

Core units

  • Music Theory for Computer Musicians
  • Composition for Computer Musicians
  • Digital Music Production (Audio)
  • Digital Music Production (Synthesis)
  • Electronic Music in Context (Historical)
  • Digital Music Technology

Year two:

Core units

  • Concept Album
  • Digital Music Applications
  • Electronic Music in Context (Contemporary)
  • Digital Music Live
  • Music for Film


  • Songwriting Techniques
  • Music for Digital Media
  • Digital Djing
  • Experimental Music Production
  • Music and Audio Post-Production
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
  • Model Your Business

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three:

Core units

  • Digital Music Final Major Project
  • Employability and Entrepreneurship
  • Collaborative Project
  • Music Industry Project


  • Music Industry Portfolio Project
  • Songwriting Portfolio
  • Festival Cultures
  • Film Music
  • Consuming Music
  • Experimental Music
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Music and Audio Post Production
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
  • Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Fees and costs

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees:£9,250 per year

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