If you’d like to become a record producer, production company manager, studio engineer, sound designer, or even a recording artist, this course will prepare you for a career in music and entertainment.
Substantial time will be spent in the studio where you’ll learn about audio applications and explore a number of processing techniques. You’ll develop relevant management skills and a firm understanding of the music business, helping you to leave BNU ready to hit the ground running in this competitive, exciting and rewarding industry.
Why study this subject?
Opportunities in the UK music industry are plentiful – the industry contributed £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) and employed an estimated 315,000 people in music, performing and visual arts (DCMS 2020).
A degree in Music Production and Business means that you can combine your love of music with sound business practice, opening up a world of opportunities for you.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
BNU pioneered Music Business and Management degrees over 20 years ago. Having studied with us, you’ll be associated with our highly regarded teaching programmes and benefit from a leading team of lecturers.
You’ll have the opportunity to go on an Erasmus exchange in your second year with one of our partner institutions based in the USA, Holland and Sweden, all of whom have excellent connections to the music industries in their respective countries.
You’ll be able to take advantage of BNU’s strong industry links to find excellent work experience opportunities. Previous students have worked with companies like Sony, Sennheiser and Universal Music.
Our industry advisory group, BIGMusic, regularly reviews our music business and management courses ensuring you graduate with up-to-date skills and knowledge relevant for today’s industry demands.
What facilities can I use?
We have extensive and advance industry standard recording facilities at BNU including three recording studios with separate vocal booths and live rooms as well as three professional edit suites.
In the studio we’ll teach you how to use Pro Tools professionally and look at how music is evolving through advanced technologies. You’ll develop an understanding of studio hardware, microphone characteristics, sound capture and mixing. We’ll also look at stereo effects, ambient techniques, composition and structure. The growing area of sound design and music for film, animation, games and other media forms is also addressed.
Our combined approach will allow you to pursue your chosen production style and maximise the potential of technology and acoustically treated environments.
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